European pollution NGO

Transport & Environment is the leading European NGO tackling air pollution and climate change induced by transport.


Transport & Environment’s (T&E) vision is a zero-emission mobility system that is affordable and has minimal impacts on our health, climate and environment.

Created over 30 years ago, we have shaped some of Europe’s most important environmental laws.

We got the EU to set the world’s most ambitious CO2 standards for cars and trucks but also helped uncover the dieselgate scandal; we campaigned successfully to end palm oil diesel; secured global ban on dirty shipping fuels and the creation of the world’s biggest carbon market for aviation – just to name a few. Just last year T&E’s campaigning led Uber to commit to electrifying much of its European operations.


Lucien Mathieu

Interim Freight Director @ Transport & Environment
Passionate about electric mobility, I've developed an extensive expertise in this sector thanks to my working experiences at Tesla and Transport & Environment.

Latest posts from Transport & Environment

The lifecycle emissions of solid state batteries

This briefing seeks to shed some light on the questions surrounding solid-state batteries (SSBs, concerning their potential benefits and environmental impact. It also looks at where the opportunities lie for development of SSBs, and what policy makers can do to take advantage of these.
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Solid state batteries can reduce carbon footprint

Battery manufacturers forecast that solid state batteries will be used in EVs in the second half of the decade, according to the latest study from transport & environment.

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Delivering a world-class charging network by 2030

This briefing focuses on building a nationwide, convenient, affordable charging network in the UK, essential for its transition to a zero-emission fleet of vehicles.
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Annual report 2021

Transport & Environment (T&E) is Europe’s leading NGO campaigning for cleaner, safer transport. This report highlights the progress they made in 2021.
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Why long-haul trucks can be battery electric

This paper argues that long-haul trucks can be battery electric and explains how the EU truck CO2 standards can make or break the transition.
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E-vans: Cheaper, greener and in demand

This report assesses the benefits and drawbacks of electric vans, both from a total cost of ownership (TCO) perspective and as perceived by van users. It also identifies the use cases in which electric vans are preferable to diesel vans and why.
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Grid-related challenges of high-power & megawatt charging

The objective of this study is to identify and to contribute to a better understanding of potential grid-related challenges of high-power and megawatt charging stations for BE-LH trucks. It evaluates charging configurations, the implications for grid connections, related investments for the assets and examines potential barriers.
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The seven (dirty) air pollution tricks of the auto industry

This report uses facts and figures to expose some of the damaging tactics the auto industry deploys to escape regulation on air pollution, and thus save money.
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Roll-out of public EV charging infrastructure in the EU

This report examines the availability of recharging infrastructure for electric cars and whether it is sufficient for the niche market to grow in the next few years.
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EU playing catch-up: China leading for EV investments

This paper presents new evidence that in the shift to develop the electric car of the future, Europe is seriously falling behind. The briefing proposes interventions that will help the EU to compete globally.
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Plug-in hybrids: Is Europe heading for a new dieselgate?

This report provides background information on CO2 emission trends for transport in the EU, aside from an overview of the issues surrounding PHEVs.
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Mission (almost) accomplished

This report focuses on what has become the single most important regulatory driver for emission reductions from cars: the EU CO2 standards.
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Unlocking e-trucking in the EU: recaching in the cities

The objective of this study is to provide analytical evidence on how much charging infrastructure is needed in the EU to support the deployment of electric heavy-duty vehicles up to 2030. The analysis focuses on urban areas and electrification of city and regional logistic trips.
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Comparison of hydrogen and battery electric trucks

This paper compares the following topics: vehicle characteristics, duty cycles, total cost of ownership, refuelling and recharging times and payload losses.
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Can electric cars beat the COVID crunch?

This report analyses the electric vehicle (EV) market in Europe from the perspectives of production and demand, and explores the potential consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for the electric car market.
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Carmakers’ electric car plans across europe 2019-2025

This report analyses the production of EV passenger cars and batteries in Europe in the short and medium term, and whether it will be enough for the CO2 goals.
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How clean are electric cars?

This paper contains a comprehensive and forward-looking comparison of electric, diesel and petrol engines in different car sizes for 2020 and 2030.
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Promises, but no plans

This report aims to assess the expected speed of electrification over the next decade and how the CO2 regulation could secure and strengthen this e-Mobility transition.
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Hitting the EV inflection point

This report shows trajectories of cost developments for the production of battery electric vehicles and internal combustion engine vehicles, and the implications for the adoption of EVs in Europe.
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Promises, but no plans

The electric car market in Europe continues to grow fast. In Europe, electric car sales have gone up from 3.0% in 2019, to 10.5% in 2020. Not even a worldwide pandemic has been able to halt carmakers’ ambitions to comply with the new European car CO₂ standard, that has taken effect in 2020. However, the question is whether the...
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