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London Mayor tells Commission 'we need to move quicker' in implementing life-saving 'direct vision' in trucks

In this letter to EU Industry Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan welcomes her proposal to define a direct vision standard – the area surrounding a truck cab that the driver must be able to see without using mirrors or cameras – but says “we need to move quicker” on its implementation. 

Published on September 14, 2018 - 08:00

London Mayor tells EU to bring forward deadline for safer trucks

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has told the EU to bring forward the deadline for trucks to comply with life-saving ‘direct vision’ standards. In a letter to Industry Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska obtained by Transport & Environment (T&E), Khan welcomes her proposal to define the area surrounding a truck cab that the driver must be able to see without using mirrors or cameras, but says “we need to move quicker” on its implementation.

Published on September 14, 2018 - 08:00

Will tomorrow’s trucks be safer?

When? 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 09:30 to 13:00
Where? 
Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union
73 Rue d'Arlon
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Trucks are involved in 4,000 fatalities every year. A large reason for this is the design of most of today’s trucks; flat faced with too many blind spots for drivers.

Published on September 7, 2018 - 11:19

Grids, renewables and e-mobility: how to get the maximum out of the three

When? 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:15
Where? 
Norway House
17 Rue Archimede
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Electromobility is the most promising future technology to decarbonize road transport. Grid management is critical to electric vehicle adoption. Smart charging is key to minimize the amount of investments needed in the grid. Large scale deployment of EVs represents an opportunity to store large amounts of renewable electricity in batteries, reducing curtailment. EVs can even work as virtual power stations.

Published on September 7, 2018 - 11:01

Zero-emission trucks would save 1bn barrels of oil and create 120,000 new jobs by 2030 – study

The European trucking sector is at a crossroads and must make a choice between emissions climbing 10% over the next decade or taking a pathway towards lower CO2 emissions, stronger economic growth for Europe and better energy security. A pathway towards zero carbon road freight would cut oil imports by 1bn barrels of oil equivalent by 2030, would strengthen GDP and would create around 120,000 net additional jobs across the economy.

Published on September 6, 2018 - 07:00

Electric trucks are necessary and coming anyway

Last spring Daimler/Mercedes, the world’s number one truckmaker, was caught with its pants down by the Deutsche Post DHL Group. During a testing day organised by DP-DHL, which was presenting its self-developed electric van, the StreetScooter, one of its vehicles being trialled by potential customers went way outside the test drive area, with its GPS showing it was en route to Stuttgart.

Published on August 30, 2018 - 18:27

Will tomorrow’s trucks be safer?

When? 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 09:30 to 12:30
Where? 
Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union
73 Rue d'Arlon
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Trucks are involved in 4,000 fatalities every year. A large reason for this is the design of most of today’s trucks; flat faced with too many blind spots for drivers.

Published on July 19, 2018 - 10:48

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