EcoPassenger Calculate your emissions!

Compare energy consumption, CO2 emissions and other environmental impacts in respect of planes, cars and trains for passenger transport.

Why EcoPassenger?

The transport sector accounts for more than a quarter of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. More importantly, transport has seen higher emissions growth than any other sector over the past number of decades, and this trend is set to continue.

The International union of railways (UIC) is keen to do its part by:

  • increasing awareness among transport users of the consequences of our everyday travel choices
  • supporting decision-making on how to facilitate sustainable choices
  • challenging existing practices, taking into account the entire energy chain and including energy life cycle costs

What is EcoPassenger?

  • A user-friendly online tool based on a sound scientific methodology
  • A calculator for comparison of the energy consumption, CO2 and exhaust atmospheric emissions of planes, cars and trains for passenger transport
    • fed with the most accurate and latest available data for all transport modes
    • developed through cooperation between UIC, the Sustainable Development Foundation, ifeu (the German Institute for Environment and Energy) and HaCon
      (software)

The EcoPassenger methodology

EcoPassenger does not merely calculate the energy or the fuel it takes to run a train, car or plane. Calculations include emissions from cumulative energy consumption, including the energy used to produce the electricity or fuel, using a “well to wheel” approach.

The methodology used for rail services is based on the Environmental Strategy Reporting System, including dual reporting of the national mix and railways mix for companies seeking guarantees of origin of renewable energies.

EcoPassenger and EcoTransIT World were re-launched in cooperation with the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen in June 2008. The EcoPassenger methodology has been accepted as a contributor to the development of a European standard.

Integrating the EcoPassenger tool in your website

The EcoPassenger tool can be integrated in other websites, offering enhanced options for performing calculations with EcoPassenger that highlight the impact of personal choices on energy consumption, carbon emissions and local air pollution.

To implement the EcoPassenger tool on your website, please choose from one of the following: