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Car travel baselines 2018

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These baselines are based on data available in NTMCalc 4.0, literature reviews and expert interviews. The settings aim to reflect on general road traffic by car. In general we recommend use of real data if available at sufficient quality. NTM default data are conservatively assessed and should if used thereby not enable low emission calculations. Furthermore they should promote actual used cars real data in relation to NTM default data, hence being used in the choice of cars.

Clarifications and abbreviations

NTM name

Describes propulsion by petrol or dieseltype and their gross weight

Fuel

Describes type of fuel used. E5 refers to 5% Ethanol. B5 refers to 5% biodiesel

Road

Includes a mix of motorway, highway and rural roads.

Engine

Refers to engine volume

Engine

Refers to emission standard

Road gradient

Describe road topography as this has an influence on fuel consumption

Occupancy

Relates to the average number people in the car. Assumptions are that commuting to work is 1.13, daily family trips is 1.31 and leisure trips are 1.7 .

Use weight

Is used to artificially design an average car based on weigthed average of all options.

Energy

Use of energy, including fuel production/ distribution and the combustion (wtw). Only combustion is ttw.

CO2e

Emissions of carbon dioxide equivalents including fuel production, distribution and the combustion (wtw).

CO2 fossil

Emissions of fossil carbon dioxide in the combustion phase (ttw).

Sources

NTMCalc 4.0; www.transportmeasures.org

Handbook for emission factors www.hbefa.net