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How regulation is failing to electrify Europe’s van market

May 10, 2021

Vans are the EU’s fastest growing source of road transport emissions, and, with home deliveries on the rise, van sales are soaring. At the same time, emissions of new vans - on a per km average - have not decreased in three years.

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