New Mobility, Clean Mobility ?

2017 à 2018

Background and issues

The decarbonization of the mobility sector is a complex goal which is currently less well-understood than the decarbonization of energy systems. In addition, the mobility sector is currently undergoing significant changes, with a triple transformation underway for passenger mobility via the advent of collaborative mobility, the electrification of vehicles and the development of autonomous vehicles. These changes are not yet well integrated into public policy. The New Mobility, Clean Mobility project aims at understanding these transformations, assessing their risks and opportunities for decarbonization, and proposing recommendations for national and local public policy.

Research objectives

  1. Building new-mobility scenarios at the intersection of these three transformations. What kinds of economic, business and service-based models could emerge?

  2. Evaluating the consequences of these scenarios: what risks and opportunities arise for more sustainable mobility?

  3. Identifying policy-making issues: what are the key challenges, fields of action and levers available to policy-makers to help set the mobility sector on an increasingly virtuous path from a sustainable development point of view?

Funding and partners

The New Mobility, Clean Mobility project is conducted by IDDRI in partnership mainly with the European Climate Foundation.

The project will build on the dialogue of the Mobility Transitions Platform organized and led by IDDRI, and will bring together the various actors involved with these issues over several sessions throughout the year.


Electric vehicles in France: A fifteen-year financing plan for massive rollout
[STUDIES N°08/2017. IDDRI, 2017]

Accelerating sustainable mobility with autonomous vehicles
[ISSUE BRIEFS N°02/2017. IDDRI 2017]

Mobilité collaborative : des promesses aux enjeux pour les pouvoirs publics
Laura Brimont; Damien Demailly; Mathieu Saujot; Oliver Sartor
Policy Brief N°03/2016. Iddri, 2016.

Tribune - Accompagner l’essor des véhicules autonomes,

Teresa Ribera, directrice de l'Iddri, Jean-Louis Missika, adjoint à la maire de Paris en charge de l’urbanisme, Les Echos, septembre 2017

Blog - Mettons le véhicule autonome sur la voie de la mobilité durable ! Laura Brimont, 2017



>> Also available as publications of the Collaborative Mobility project


>> See also the publications of the Deep decarbonization Pathways project.