Reduce final energy demand.
Increase total electricity consumption.
Reduce total diesel / gasoline consumption.
Likely to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the energy mix.
Likely to raise pressure on the grid by increasing (peak )electricity demand.
Likely to increase energy independence and energy security.
Very likely to reduce global CO2 emissions.
Avoids emissions of harmful pollutants, especially in urban areas.
Reduce noise pollution.
Likely to increase deposited waste and environmental impacts related to mining and end of life treatment of batteries
Likely to have limited impact on the cost of the energy transition.
May improve balance of payments by substituting oil imports by domestic electricity.
Reduce Confederation income from the tax on mineral oil under the current taxation system.
Person transport activity (in person-kilometre pkm/year) in Switzerland increased from 13,811 in 2005 to 14,413 in 2012. This is slightly above the EU average, which increased from 12,854 to 13,121 between 2005 and 2011. 
In 2012 the average share of public transport in the total pkm motorised transport activity was 20.8% in Switzerland (excluding aviation), up from 19.9% in 2005. For comparison, in 2011 the EU average share of public transport in the total pkm motorised transport activity was 17.5% (excluding aviation), down from 17.7% in 2005. 
The “Public transport use (%)” slider determines the share of total passenger-distance travelled by public transportation modes (train, tram, metro, bus, cabled transport and boat).
In 2012, the public transport activity totalled 24.1 billion passengers-kilometres (pkm), split over the different modes as follows: train (80.4%), tram and metro (4.7%), bus (12.9%), cabled transport (1.3%) and boat (0.7%). 
• The existing infrastructure is reaching its maximum capacity but new infrastructure is increasingly expensive.
• Some locations are hard to serve with public transport.
• Some psychological barriers are difficult to overcome – some people don’t want to compromise on autonomy.