Feebate simulation tool

Feebate systems are one of the best available policy options to reduce passenger car emissions. Feebate systems impose a fee on vehicles with high CO2 emissions or fuel consumption (i.e., low fuel economy) and provide a rebate to vehicles with low CO2 emissions or fuel consumption (i.e., high fuel economy).

Feebate systems can be designed to be revenue-neutral. They are an especially good option for developing or transitional countries that import most of their vehicles rather than manufacturing them locally, or that have not yet adopted standards.

This simple, robust, Excel-based feebate simulation tool is designed to help users create the best feebate system for their country or region with only a modest amount of input data. It provides users insight into various alternative policy options within the feebate system. Output graphs illustrate the impacts of different design choices on both vehicle emissions and government revenues and expenditures. These, in turn, can assist users of the tool in national-level policy discussions and actual feebate design.

An accompanying user guide provides instructions on how to use the tool, as well as background information on feebate schemes, design options, and discussion of the pros and cons of different designs.

System requirements: MS Office 2013 (Windows) or 2011 (Mac).

Note: You must choose “Enable Macros” when opening the file.

The feebate tool was developed by CE Delft for the ICCT and the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI).