Global Fuel Economy Initiative
|Name of story||Global Fuel Economy Initiativ (GFEI)|
|Linked ICI page||Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI)|
|Full story text|| 1) GFEI has been working with Mauritius since 2010. Since then, Mauritius have introduced a series of measures to improve fuel economy, including a feebate scheme which incentivised vehicles with lower emissions. These incentives resulted in an immediate shift to cleaner and more efficient cars. Fuel economy improved from an average of 7 L/100km in 2005 to 6.6 L/100km in 2013 and 5.8 L/100km in 2014. GFEI is currently working with Mauritius to monitor the ongoing impact, propose additional policy measures for light and heavy duty vehicles and replicate the scheme in the region. This year the government replaced the feebate tax system with a new tax structure to further encourage importation of electric and more efficient vehicles. Lessons learned from Mauritius are used in almost all other GFEI country projects.
2) The United Arab Emirates have formally announced plans for a new fuel economy standard. The proposals are based on the US CAFE standards. When adopted by the UAE Cabinet, the proposed standard has the potential to deliver annual fuel savings to UAE households worth Dh9.5 billion ($2.6 billion), representing carbon savings equivalent to removing 4.5 million cars from the UAE’s roads by 2035. GFEI partners provided technical support to the development of the vehicle fleet baseline and analysis for the country in 2015.
|Short story text||New Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) Goals for Mauritius and United Arab Emirates.|
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