Truck fuel: less is more

On the 2nd of May the European Commission will propose its first ever fuel efficiency standards for trucks.

Heavy duty vehicles represent 5% of all road vehicles but account for 25% of EU road CO2 emissions. Truck standards are therefore urgently needed. They will save hauliers money, help Europe meet its climate targets and kick start zero emission trucking. But, in order to fully deliver, standards must be both ambitious and well-designed.

We would like to invite you to our Truck fuel: less is more event, kindly hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria on Wednesday, 11 April, to discuss these upcoming standards. What ambition levels do we need? What is cost-effective? How will European manufacturers respond?

The morning (8:30 - 12:30) will be dedicated to the fuel efficiency standards. In the afternoon (13:30 - 16:00), talks will focus on zero emission trucking. Light lunch will be provided.

 

FULL PROGRAMME

Coffee & reception (8h30 - 9h00)

Part 1: Fuel efficiency standards

  • 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome word - Barbara Schretter, Director of the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union
  • 9:15 - 9:40 Interview - What will fuel efficiency standards mean for truckmakers?

- Joachim Drees, CEO, MAN Truck & Bus AG

- William Todts, Executive Director, Transport & Environment

  • 9:40 - 10:10 What’s the cost-effective potential of improving truck fuel efficiency? - Dr Peter Mock, EU Managing Director, International Council on Clean Transportation
  • 10:10 - 10:30 The power of innovation and regulation - Dr Otmar Scharrer, Vice President Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering, MAHLE GmbH
  • 10:30 - 10:50 Create the right framework for business - Björn Hannappel, Head of Responsibility Strategy & Standards, Deutsche Post DHL Group

Coffee break (10:50 - 11:10)

  • 11:10 - 11:30 Interview - The US success story, an example for European standards?

- Christopher Grundler, Director, US EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality

- Alexandre Paquot, Head of Unit, Road Transport, DG Clima, European Commission

  • 11:30 - 12:30 Panel debate - How to get the standards Europe needs

- Aldo Celasco, Commercial Vehicle Director & ITS, ACEA

- Alexandre Paquot, Head of Unit, Road Transport, DG Clima, European Commission

- Christopher Grundler, Director, US EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality

- Florence Berthelot, General Delegate, French National Haulage Association

- Stef Cornelis, Cleaner Trucks Officer, Transport & Environment

Lunch (12:30 - 13:30)

Part 2: Zero emission trucking

  • 13:30 - 13:50 Interview - Zero emission trucking pioneers

- Rolf Meyer, Shareholder & Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Meyer & Meyer

- Erik Bergboer, Industrial Vehicle Director, BYD

  • 13:50 - 14:45 Panel debate - Why Europe should start promoting zero emission trucking today

- Erik Bergboer, Industrial Vehicle Director, BYD

- John-David Schnackenberg, Product Management E-Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus AG

- Rolf Meyer, Shareholder & Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Meyer & Meyer

- Rob Aarse, Coordinator Sustainability, TLN - Dutch Association for Transport and Logistics

- Mette Hoé, Senior Programme Manager Electric Vehicles, Capital Region of Denmark

  • 14:45 - 15:00 Closing speech

Networking reception (15:00 - 16:00)

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 


When?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 08:30 to 16:00

Where?

Vertretung des Freistaates Bayern bei der Europäischen Union
Rue Wiertz 77
1000 Brussels
Belgium