A programme to coordinate policies on research and innovation in land transportation, PREDIT has been in place since 1990. In February 2009, the French government launched the fourth PREDIT programme. PREDIT 4, with a budget of approximately EUR 400 million, will run from 2009-12 and the first of if its six priority areas is energy and environment. Energy and environment is also set to receive the largest portion of the budget, EUR 145 million, to finance projects that reduce CO2 emissions, improve data on pollution and its effects, and in the longer term coordinate research into very energy-efficient, low- or zero-carbon dioxide emitting vehicles, particularly trucks. Another of the six programme areas, Transport policy, will emphasise consideration of sustainable mobility and climate change, helping the developing of coherent policy and appropriate economic and regulatory tools.
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- Transport end-uses