California has adopted ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These include an earlier target of an 80% reduction from a 1990 baseline in energy-related CO2 emissions by 2050, a statutory target of 40% reductions from the same baseline by 2030, and a recent executive order calling for carbon neutrality by 2045. Road transportation modes—including cars and light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks—will all need to play their part. In this study, we examine the costs and challenges of reducing road transportation GHG emissions 80% by 2050, through rapid uptake of advanced vehicle and fuel technologies. We consider several scenarios and the costs of achieving these, along with policy implications.
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