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dc.contributor.authorTrancik, Jessika E.
dc.contributor.authorMiotti, Marco Alexander
dc.contributor.authorSupran, Geoffrey J
dc.contributor.authorKim, Ella J
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-15T19:47:03Z
dc.date.available2018-05-15T19:47:03Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.date.submitted2016-05
dc.identifier.issn0013-936X
dc.identifier.issn1520-5851
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/115382
dc.description.abstractMeeting global climate change mitigation goals will likely require that transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions begin to decline within the next two decades and then continue to fall. A variety of vehicle technologies and fuels are commercially available to consumers today that can reduce the emissions of the transportation sector. Yet what are the best options, and do any suffice to meet climate policy targets? Here, we examine the costs and carbon intensities of 125 light-duty vehicle models on the U.S. market today and evaluate these models against U.S. emission-reduction targets for 2030, 2040, and 2050 that are compatible with the goal of limiting mean global temperature rise to 2 °C above preindustrial levels. Our results show that consumers are not required to pay more for a low-carbon-emitting vehicle. Across the diverse set of vehicle models and powertrain technologies examined, a clean vehicle is usually a low-cost vehicle. Although the average carbon intensity of vehicles sold in 2014 exceeds the climate target for 2030 by more than 50%, we find that most hybrid and battery electric vehicles available today meet this target. By 2050, only electric vehicles supplied with almost completely carbon-free electric power are expected to meet climate-policy targets.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ACS.EST.6B00177en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceACSen_US
dc.titlePersonal Vehicles Evaluated against Climate Change Mitigation Targetsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationMiotti, Marco et al. “Personal Vehicles Evaluated Against Climate Change Mitigation Targets.” Environmental Science & Technology 50, 20 (September 2016): 10795–10804 © 2016 American Chemical Societyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planningen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute for Data, Systems, and Societyen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorMiotti, Marco Alexander
dc.contributor.mitauthorSupran, Geoffrey J
dc.contributor.mitauthorKim, Ella J
dc.relation.journalEnvironmental Science & Technologyen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2018-05-15T17:02:42Z
dspace.orderedauthorsMiotti, Marco; Supran, Geoffrey J.; Kim, Ella J.; Trancik, Jessika E.en_US
dspace.embargo.termsNen_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4458-6253
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3846-1633
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9177-341X
mit.licensePUBLISHER_POLICYen_US


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