50by50: Global Fuel Economy Initiative

 

The FIA Foundation, together with three major international agencies, has launched a roadmap towards greater global fuel economy that would halve greenhouse gas emissions from cars.

As a partnership, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), International Energy Agency (IEA), International Transport Forum (ITF) and FIA Foundation launched the '50 by 50' report to media from around the world at the Geneva Motor Show on 4 March 2009. The partners have set out a radical but achievable agenda, which they will present to a range of key stakeholders at a series of events this year.

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Geneva Motor Show, 4 March 2009

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©  Kazunori KOJIMA & OECD/ITF


From left to right: Jack SHORT, Secretary General ITF, Nobuo TANAKA, Executive Director IEA, Achim STEINER, Executive Director UNEP, David WARD, Director General FIA-Foundation

Relying principally on incremental improvements to traditional internal combustion engines wan deliver significant CO2 reductions at relatively low costs

From left to right: Achim STEINER, Executive Director UNEP, Wolfgang STEIGER, Director of Powertrain Research, Volkswagen AG, Jack SHORT, Secretary General ITF

Plug-in Toyota Prius

Toyota FT-EV Battery Electric Concept Car

From left to right: Achim STEINER, Executive Director UNEP, Jack SHORT, Secretary General ITF, and Andy PALMER, Corporate Vice-President Nissan Europe

From left to right: Michael ZIRPEL, Director of Communications ITF, Jack SHORT, Secretary General ITF, Wolfgang STEINER, Director of Powertrain Research, Volkswagen AG, Nobuo TANAKA, Executive Director IEA, Takao ONADA, IEA (from back)

From left to right: Nobuo TANAKA, Executive Director IEA, Michael ZIRPEL, Director of Communications ITF, Jack SHORT, Secretary General ITF, and Wolfgang STEINER, Director of Powertrain Research, Volkswagen AG