Third international workshop: the energy transition in land transportation

Ecole Normale Supérieure - Paris
9 novembre 2017 to 10 novembre 2017

Scope of the workshop
Land transportation for passengers and merchandises is one of the major sources of CO2 emissions worldwide and urban toxic particles (NOx, fine particles…). Emissions are barely declining in OCDE countries and bound to grow in emerging countries due to the increase in standards of living and urbanization. This situation creates an important challenge for the mitigation of climate change: new technologies have been launched, a set of complementary policies has been designed both national and local, and consuming habits are changing.


Organizing Committee: Dominique Bureau, Anna Creti, Carolyn Fischer, Guy Meunier, Juan Pablo Montero, Thomas Sterner.

Call for papers: The workshop will promote exchanges between research scientists with public and private decision makers. Papers on the following topics are welcome:

  • Economics of the new powertrains: evaluation and deployment strategies
  • Learning-by-doing, spill-overs and coordination needs along the value chain
  • Competition and/or complementarity in usage and infrastructures
  • Implications of zero emission vehicles for electricity storage and supply/demand balance
  • New trends in transportation modes (collaborative transportation modes, development of multimodal journeys, autonomous vehicles…)
  • Evaluation of public policies at the national and local levels (carbon tax, subsidies, technical norms, driving restrictions, urban tolls…)

Presentations are expected on each set of issues. These presentations will be followed by a round table that will give the opportunity for public and private decision makers to define the most promising areas for future research in view of the current state of the energy transition in their own sector of activities.

Coordinator: Jean-Pierre Ponssard


-Send abstract or preferably preliminary papers to workshopmobility2017 (at) before June 30.
-Accepted papers and program will be announced July 30.
-Timing : November 9-10 2017
-Location: Ecole Normale Supérieure, 45 rue d’Ulm, Paris 5, France

Acknowledgements: This third workshop is sponsored by the EDF-Ecole Polytechnique chair for Sustainable Development and by the Chair Energy and Prosperity: Financing and Evaluation of the Energy Transition (Ademe, Air Liquide, Agence Française du Développement, Caisse des Dépôts,  Fondation du Risque, Mirova, Schneider Electric, SNCF with scientific affiliation to Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Normale Supérieure and Ecole Nationale des Statistiques et de l’Administration Economique).