Vehicle electrification is one of the most impactful and long-term trends in the automotive industry. For OEMs to comply with impending carbon dioxide legislation and regional emissions targets, alternative propulsion vehicles are entering OEM product portfolios.
The automotive industry is in transition away from the conventional powertrain, with a long-term aim to fully decarbonize the vehicle parc. IHS Markit's E-Mobility Service provides insight, context, data, and analytics for the transition to an electrified powertrain and associated infrastructure.
A low-emission zone (LEZ) is an area where access to certain polluting vehicles is regulated. LEZs primarily aim to control and improve the area's air quality, which means vehicles with higher-than-permissible emissions levels are usually banned. In some LEZs, these higher-polluting vehicles are allowed to enter after paying a fixed toll.
This report aims to understand the importance of LEZs, their implications, and their benefits, with a focus on regions that are implementing alternative-fuel technologies at a faster pace. It is an exhaustive report that covers information on the cities involved, the vehicles affected, and the types of restrictions in place. This report analyses LEZs in countries that are leading the electrification movement by discussing specific zones as case studies.
What is a LEZ?
Why are they important?
Cause and effect
List of acronyms
London – A study on the city’s LEZ
LEZs in Norway
LEZs in the Netherlands
LEZs in France
LEZs in Germany
LEZs in Sweden
LEZs in Belgium
Graham Evans is a Principal Analyst at IHS Markit responsible for the E-Mobility Service within the Auto Component and Technology Division. His research interests lie in Electric Vehicle Batteries, Motors, Infrastructure, Legislation and Incentives, as well as Emissions Reduction Hardware and Exhaust After-Treatment for conventional powertrain. His extensive OEM experience allows him to interpret and articulate the context behind his research with anecdotal evidence, as well as leverage a good number of excellent industry contacts for further insight. He joined IHS Automotive in September 2016 and is based in the Ropemaker Place Office in London, UK.
Previously an Engineer, Graham has 10 years’ experience in the Automotive Industry having previously worked for Ricardo, Bentley Motors and most recently Jaguar Land Rover. These positions have been largely within Powertrain Development and primarily focused on Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and Engine Design. He graduated from Loughborough University with a Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He speaks an intermediate level of both German and French.
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