To achieve this, systemic changes will need to be made to our transport sector which accounts for more than 26% of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Within road transport, heavy duty vehicles account for around a quarter of road transport greenhouse gas emissions - and trucks have not significantly improved their average fuel efficiency in the last 20 years.
How can we fully decarbonise trucks by the middle of this century? What technology and policy options would contribute the most to us achieving our climate targets? More specifically, can we electrify our trucks, power them renewably by hydrogen, or shift the freight onto rail?
Clearly, it’s time to start developing a pathway to zero emission freight - and we need Europe to lead. This Nordic Council of Ministers event, in partnership with T&E, examined pilot projects, discussed their results and engaged high-level decision-makers. See the full programme here.
- Zero GHG freight in the EU (by Carlos Calvo Ambel)
- BYD electric vehicles for every use (by Javier Contijoch)
- Hydrogen trucks will kick-start from 2018 on EU and international roads (by Denis Thomas)
- EVs and batteries (by Auke Hoekstra)
- eHighway, electrified heavy duty road transport (by Patrik Akerman)