|Authors:||Lasse Fridstrøm, Knut H Alfsen|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1040-1|
Policy measures to drastically reduce the climate footprint of Norwegian transport has been the subject of an interdisciplinary research project called TEMPO: Transport and Environment, Measures and POlicies. Thanks to the substantial purchase tax levied on new passenger cars, the Norwegian government has a very potent policy instrument at its hand. Continued application of this instrument may halve the greenhouse gas emissions from Norwegian cars within a couple of decades. On account of the higher energy efficiency of electric motors compared to internal combustion engines, the total energy consumption of the Norwegian car fleet may come considerably down, to the profit of society in general and consumers in particular.