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Knowledge base for understanding commercial traffic in Oslo (Norway)

Authors: Elise Caspersen, Tale Ørving
Report nr: 1622/2018
ISBN: 978-82-480-2126-1
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-2125-4
Language: Norwegian
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This report provides an overview of freight and service vehicles registered in Oslo and Akershus (in Norway), freight and service transport and traffic in Oslo as well as a brief discussion of the industry’s profitability and future trends. The purpose has been to provide a knowledge base of freight and service vehicle activities in Oslo. This knowledge base will be used by the City of Oslo when designing measures and instruments to achieve more efficient and environmentally friendly commercial traffic in Oslo. Our research shows that a total of 82 904 freight and service vehicles were registered in Oslo and 56 131 in Akershus in 2015. The majority was company owned vans. However, some vehicles are registered as freight or service vehicle and are still privately owned. Light goods vehicles (LGV) drove 630 million kms in Oslo. Most of these kilometers are related to service activities. Heavy goods vehicles (HGV) conducted around 4.3 million trips and transported 35 million tonnes to, from or internally in Oslo in 2016. Nearly 1.7 million of these tours were empty trips. Given our assumptions and the number of kilometers driven in Oslo, we find that LGVs driving in Oslo emits 112,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents per year. HGVs emits 75.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents per year.


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