Freight transport poses a major challenge in terms of environmental impact and road safety. Lorry fuel efficiency has stagnated for the last 20 years, and every year 15% of all fatal collisions in Europe – around 4,200 deaths – involve trucks. Yet EU governments – lead by France and Sweden – still insisted that manufacturers be banned from introducing new cleaner, safer lorry designs until 2025. In negotiations MEPs secured an earlier introduction date of 2022 that will save hundreds of lives and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The final deal must now be accepted by the European Parliament plenary. Read more about our concept for a smarter lorry, and find out why EU action is needed to stop tank tourism in fuel tax havens like Spain and Luxembourg.