Despite a huge growth in transport services, the energy consumption in the transport sector by 2050 can be limited to the current level in the Energy [R]evolution scenario. Dependency on fossil fuels, which now account for 89% of this supply, is gradually transformed by using 15% renewable energy by 2030 and 35% by 2030. The electricity share in the transport sector further increases up to 21% by 2050.
A shift towards smaller cars triggered by economic incentives together with a significant shift in propulsion technology towards electrified power trains and a reduction of vehicle kilometres travelled per year leads to significant energy savings. In 2030, electricity will provide 14% of the transport sector’s total energy demand in the Energy [R]evolution, while in 2050 the share will be 43%.