Emissions from the transport sector account for 17% of Czechia’s total GHGs emissions and are growing faster than any other sector, with emissions 66% above 1990 levels in 2019.
In 2019, the share of electricity in the transport sector was only 2% (compared to a share of 11% in 1990). To bring the sector in line with 1.5°C compatible pathways, this will need to increase to 40-81% by 2050. Pathways which envision a lower penetration of electricity instead rely on a greater uptake in hydrogen or biomass. Some 1.5°C pathways see hydrogen penetration of 14-42% by 2050, while biomass may rise to 16-45% by 2050.
Instead of developing and implementing policies to achieve a rapid phase out of fossil fuel vehicle sales, the Czech Prime Minister has stated he will fight any EU proposal to implement such a ban.