TREMOVE economic transport and emissions model
TREMOVE is a policy assessment model to study the effects of different transport and environment policies on the emissions of the transport sector. The model estimates the transport demand, modal shifts, vehicle stock renewal and scrappage decisions as well as the emissions of air pollutants and the welfare level, for policies as road pricing, public transport pricing, emission standards, subsidies for cleaner cars etc. The model covers passenger and freight transport in 31 countries and covers the period 1995-2030.
The first of the TREMOVE model was developed in 1997-1998 by K.U.Leuven and DRI as an analytical underpinning for the second European Auto-Oil programme.
Since 2002, Transport & Mobility Leuven is further developing the model for DG ENV. TREMOVE was recently used for the evaluation of the new emission standard proposal (EURO standards), and several other policy evaluations, as road pricing, NOx abatement of maritime ships, and CO2 policies. This first version included 9 countries until 2020.
In 2006-2007 the model was thoroughly reviewed and renewed. The regional coverage was extended to 31 countries and the time horizon was extended to 2030. Moreover, new calculation methods were applied in the emission module.
Recent projects (e.g. TREMOVE SCP-CAR) contain the impact of environmental taxation and a scrappage subsidies on transport emissions and economy. TREMOVE was extended with a new module that covers the material flows (production and waste) of road transport. The most recent version TREMOVE v3.1 is available at the JRC of the European Commission.
In 2009-2010, TREMOVE was thoroughly updated with particular focus on updating the input data. This project resulted in the youngest TREMOVE versions: “v3.3.2” en “v3.3.2 alt”, corresponding to the version used in the i-TREN project (3.3.2: iTREN Reference, 3.3.2 alt: Integrated).
Parallel to the European model, we also developed a Belgian and a Flemish version.
publicly available software and documentation
TREMOVE v3.3.2 (2010)
Excel databases (pivots) with all TREMOVE v3.3.2 baseline data:
- v3.3.2_Pivots.exe (7-zip self-extracting archive)
- v3.3.2_alt_Pivots.exe (7-zip self-extracting archive)
TREMOVE v2.7b (February 2009)
TREMOVE v2.7 short description (8 pages): TREMOVE_Short_Description.pdf
Download model code: v2.7b_model_code.exe (7-zip self-extracting archive)
Model manual: TREMOVE_v2.7_User_Manual.pdf
Excel databases (pivots) with all TREMOVE v2.7b baseline data:
- v2.7b_Basecase_Pivots_EU15+CH+NO.exe (7-zip self-extracting archive)
- v2.7b_Basecase_Pivots_Other_Countries.exe (7-zip self-extracting archive)
The archives above contain the following Excel files:
- DEMAND: Transport demand (million pkm, tkm, vkm), occupancy rates, load factors per country, trip purpose, trip distance, region, period, network, vehicle category, fuel type,
- vehicle type, year.
- STOCK: Road and rail stock (# vehicles) per country, vehicle category, fuel type, vehicle type, vehicle technology, vehicle age, year.
- EMISSIONS: Emissions and fuel consumption (ton/year), marginal external costs (euro/vkm), apparent emission factors (g/vkm) per country, region, network, period, vehicle category, fuel type, vehicle type, vehicle technology, year, pollutant type
TREMOVE v2.52 (July 2007)
TREMOVE v2.52 full documentation: Final_Report_TREMOVE_9July2007c.pdf
Download model code: v2.52_model_code.exe (7-zip self-extracting archive)
TREMOVE maritime model
TREMOVE maritime model documentation: tremove_maritime_model_and_runs.pdf
A TREMOVE training session takes 2 days and has 2 teachers. On both days sufficient time is foreseen for questions.
On day one the TREMOVE model structure, its history and its applications are presented as well as the working of the modules. There will be a strong focus on the input data.
On day two the participants are shortly introduced in the (technical) software structure of the model and the procedures to run the model. The remainder of day two is dedicated to the specification and running of simple and more complex scenario simulations.
Conference paper 2005
Conference paper 2006
Conference paper 2007
|Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions||Quantitative analysis of EU greenhouse gas reduction objective and proposed policy measures in the transport sector|
|Economic Effects 80 km/h||Analysis of economic effects of a speed limitation to 80 km/h for trucks on Belgian motorways|
|Ecoscore||Analysis of the planned Flemish reform of the circulation taxes|
|CO2 and Vans||Investigation of emission regulation of light duty vehicles and small vans|
|COBALT||Internalisation of external costs on transport corridors|
|CO2 and Cars||EU passenger car CO2 emissions limits|
|FUNDING||Scientific research on the funding possibilities for large transport infrastructure investments in the EU|
|Impact of a New Road Infrastructure on CO2||The generative effect of new road transport infrastructure on greenhouse gas emissions, and its impact on Belgian climate policy|
|HIGH-TOOL||High-level strategic transport model|
|iTREN-2030||Integrated transport and energy baseline until 2030|
|ASSESS||Assessment of the contribution of the TEN and other transport policy measures to the mid-term implementation of the White Paper on the European Transport Policy for 2010|
|Climate Plan France||Climate plan for the transport and residential sector in France|
|Transport sector evolution 2050||Prospective study of transport evolution by 2050|
|TREMOVE Runs on Euro 5 Standards for Cars||Cost-benefit analysis of several scenarios on Euro 5 standards for cars and vans|
|Road Pricing||Road pricing analysis of trucks in Flanders|
|TREMOVE Runs on CO2 and Cars||Cost-benefit analysis of several scenarios on further reductions of CO2 emissions in cars and vans|
|TREMOVE Belgium||Emissions of road traffic in Belgium 1990-2030|
|TREMOVE SCP-CAR||A TREMOVE development project adding a waste module and introducing endogenous scrappage decisions|
|New TREMOVE Baseline||Development of a new TREMOVE baseline for the impact assessment of the EC White Paper on transport|
|GLADYSTE||Transposing the structure of the TREMOVE model into a system dynamics coding|
|Study on LPG cars penetration||Benefits estimation of increased shares of LPG cars in the EU car-fleet|
|LGV in the Road Transport Market||Light Goods Vehicles in the Road Transport Market of the European Union|
|GhG-TransPoRD||Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions (GHG) of transport beyond 2020|
|OPTIMISM||Optimizing Passenger Transport Information to Materialize Insights for Sustainable Mobility|
|TREMOVE US||TREMOVE training for Duke University of North Carolina|
|Premtech||Evaluation of new car technologies with TREMOVE|
|TREMOVE update||Update and further development of transport model TREMOVE|