A child is sitting in the back of a car and is looking dreamily through the car window

Low-carbon mobility

Transportation and mobility are changing drastically. The shift will be bigger than when we gave up horses for cars. 

It’s not just a question of what kind of vehicle we drive or ride in. It’s a question of transforming everything: fuels, services and modes of transportation. 

In the future, we need all transport modes to contribute to reducing emissions.
Mikko Pihlatie

In 2030, all mobility and transport will be on track to environmental and economic sustainability. This means reducing the amount of transport, changing behavioural habits, promoting energy efficiency and enhancing the use of renewable energy sources.

Our approach

VTT will work to cut the carbon footprint of transport chains in half by 2030. With VTT you will be able to develop sustainable mobility and transport solutions on all levels.

These are the cornerstones of our approach: 

Clean energies and energy efficiency are a fundamental part of the solution. The energy used and emissions created per kilometre and weight moved must go down. 

The amount of transport work needs to be reduced through transport system and city planning, involving understanding and optimising the operations and processes of different parts of the transportation sector. 

Understanding user behaviour is crucial. New services and shared resources can further enhance the performance of the transport system. 

Controlling emissions with the help of biofuels in the short term. Renewing our fleets with electric vehicles in the medium term.  Fully renewable energies in transport in the long term.