Decarbonizing road transport by 2050: Zero-emission pathways for passenger vehicles

The ICCT has conducted a wide-ranging new life-cycle assessment (LCA) of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a variety of passenger car powertrains and fuels, and this briefing is an overview of the findings and the implications for policymakers seeking to substantially decarbonize road transport by 2050, in line with Paris Agreement objectives. Success will require identifying and supporting the technology pathways capable of delivering deep GHG emissions reductions on a life-cycle basis and understanding the related policy challenge of time.