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Coach of the Future - Executive Summary

Major cities are increasingly introducing urban vehicle access regulations, including for example bans on diesel vehicles, in order to tackle air quality and congestion issues. In 2016, on the occasion of the C40 meeting of urban leaders in Mexico, several major cities made the political commitment to ban diesel vehicles from their territories in the next ten years. These developments are very concerning for the coach transport sector, as commercial vehicles are often the primary victims of these bans.

The purpose of this report is to identify the available alternatives to diesel in the EU coach transport sector in the short-to-medium term, to examine them from an environmental and economic perspective, to identify barriers to their use, propose solutions and to analyse what timeframe would represent a realistic and economically viable transition.

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Author: IRU
Type of document: Reports & publications
Region: EU
Size: 12 pages

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