Evolution of the brazilian passenger car from 2003 to 2018: technology, price, emissions, market, and policy
Keywords:Brazil, CO2 emission, engine capacity, passenger cars
This study presents and discusses the evolution of the Brazilian fleet. It is studied the engine and vehicle characteristics (price, registration, engine capacity, maximum power, weight, length, and vehicle segment) from 2003 to 2018, and CO2 emission, urban and road fuel consumption from 2013 to 2018, highlighting changes and its possible reasons. In general, Brazilian cars became cheaper, heavier, and more powerful. Despite the increase in weight and power, the CO2 emission were always inside the government targets. Additionally, it is compared the Brazilian and European average car, and Brazilian cars were cheaper, lighter, shorter, less powerful, and less economical.
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