Despite Push for Cleaner Cars, Sheer Numbers Could Work Against Climate Benefits

Lewis M. Fulton, a researcher at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, cites carbon intensity–the amount of carbon dioxide produced for each mile traveled–as an area where advances can be made.  By 2030, he said, it should be possible to cut the carbon intensity of new cars powered by fossil fuel by 50 percent from 2005 levels. “I believe that this is doable.”

Thank you for your interest in the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. Subscribe today to keep up with the latest ITS news and happenings.

Join Our Mailing List