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The impact of more efficient but larger new passenger cars on energy consumption in EU-15 countries

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  • Ajanovic, Amela
  • Schipper, Lee
  • Haas, Reinhard
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    The core objective of this paper is to analyse the impact of changes in fuel intensity and car size on energy demand of passenger cars in EU-15 countries. Of special relevance in this context is how the rebound effect due to the change in car fuel intensity and car size (average engine power) affects the energy conservation effect. Lower fuel intensity reduces the cost of car travel, and may lead to further growth in vehicle kilometre driven and car size, while higher fuel prices may offset this effect to some extent.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy.

    Volume (Year): 48 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 346-355

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:energy:v:48:y:2012:i:1:p:346-355
    DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2012.05.039
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