We are glad to announce that the paper “The effects of ecolabels on environmentally- and health-friendly cars: an online survey and two experimental studies” has been published by the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and it is available for download. The paper was developed in line with the project European Union Low Emitting carS (EULES), which aimed at distinguishing clean vehicles and helping consumers purchase less polluting cars, to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions.
For the EULES (European Union Low Emitting carS) project, Open Evidence used its expertise in behavioural economics to identify consumer “nudges” to choose an environmentally friendly EULES car, promotional materials and visual stimuli needed to promote the purchase of EULES cars and the design of the EULES label or its incorporation into existing labels (СO2 label, Eco-label).
Road transport is one of the main sources of air pollution. Cars alone are responsible for around 12% of total EU emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas. In this context, the project aimed at helping consumers purchase less polluting vehicles, encouraging manufacturers to produce less-emitting vehicles and also serve as a benchmark for authorities when developing policies that promote cleaner transportation.