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 KU Leuven and DRI as an analytical underpinning for the second European Auto-Oil programme.

Since 2002, TML further developed 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.

Recente projecten

ClairCity poster


Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities.

passenger waiting for a tram


Assessment of the contribution of the TEN and other transport policy measures to the mid-term implementation of the White Pap...

Optimism logo


Optimizing Passenger Transport Information to Materialize Insights for Sustainable Mobility



Increase in efficiency of freight transport related information exchange for multimodal transport

Impact of New Road Infrastructure on CO2

The generative effects of new road transport infrastructure on greenhouse gas emissions, and the impact on Belgian climate po...


Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions (GHG) of transport beyond 2020


Transposing the structure of the TREMOVE model into a system dynamics coding


New TREMOVE Baseline

Development of a new TREMOVE baseline for the impact assessment of the EC White Paper on transport



Update and further development of transport model TREMOVE

LGV in the Road Transport Market

Light Goods Vehicles in the Road Transport Market of the European Union



Integrated transport and energy baseline until 2030



TREMOVE training for Duke University of North Carolina

Transport Sector Evolution 2050

Prospective study of transport evolution by 2050


Study on LPG Cars Penetration

Benefits estimation of increased shares of LPG cars in the EU car-fleet


Road Pricing

Road Pricing analysis of trucks in Flanders

highway congestion


Analysis of the planned Flemish reform of the circulation taxes

Economic Effects 80 km/h

Analysis of economic effects of a speed limitation to 80 km/h for trucks on Belgian motorways; Calculation of the Costs; Esti...



Emissions of road traffic in Belgium 1990-2030


Internalisation of external costs on transport corridors

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