Energy efficiency index for transport

  • Energy efficiency improvement of 1%/year between 2000 and 2017, as measured by ODEX that combines the energy efficiency trends of the different modes of transport (cars, trucks and light vehicles, bus, motorcycles, air, waterways, rail).
  • Greater energy efficiency progress was achieved for both cars and airplanes than in the rest of the sector.
  • After a slow down for trucks and light vehicles since 2005, with no more efficiency progress between 2008 and 2013 because of the economic crisis, energy efficiency is improving again.

Energy efficiency index by mode (EU)

Discrepancies in energy efficiency gains in EU countries: from around 3%/year in Greece and Romania to less than 0.5%/year in Finland and The Czech Republic.

Energy efficiency gains for transport by country (2000-2017)