Getting zero-emission trucks on the road

Trucks account for only 2% of the vehicles on the road. Yet they are responsible for 22% of road transport CO2 emissions in the EU. And this trend is rising.


We cannot meet the Paris agreement without decarbonising road freight.

The CO2 standards for trucks adopted last year are a first step in the right direction. But we need to go beyond and shift to zero emission trucks as soon as possible.

The brand-new European Commission, the Green Deal, and the upcoming revision of the Alternative for Fuels Infrastructure Directive and truck CO2 standards offer great opportunities to get zero-emission trucks on our roads.

Join our discussion on Wednesday 19 February, at Autoworld Brussels. During the morning session we will talk about electrification for city deliveries and regional transport. In the afternoon will be discussed options that exist to power long-haul trucks.


9:00: Welcome & coffee

9:30 – 9:45: Keynote speech: Artur Runge-Metzger, Director at DG CLIMA, European Commission

Electrification: from city delivery to regional transport

9:45 – 10:05: Henrik Engdahl (Chief Engineer Charging, Volvo Group): The future of battery electric trucks

10:05 – 10:25: Michael Lohmeier (Vice President eMobility, Deutsche Post DHL Group): Experiences and future plans

10:25 – 10:45: Matthijs Otten (Senior Researcher, CE Delft): Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in city logistics

10:45 – 11:15: coffee break

11:15 – 11:40: Interview

Herman Sips, Transport Decarbonisation Alliance Envoy, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands

11:40 – 12:40: Panel & discussion – The user’s perspective and the role of regulation

  • Herald Ruijters, Director at DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Henrik Engdahl, Chief Engineer Charging, Volvo Group

  • Andrea Schön, Senior Manager Carbon Controlling & Consulting, Schenker AG Head Office

  • Ekaterina Azarova, Logistics Procurement Director, AB InBev Europe

12:40 – 13:40: Lunch

Afternoon session: From regional to long-haul 

13:40 – 14:00: Keynote speech: Dr. Anita Breyer, Head of Directorate for Immission Control, Safety of Installations and Transport, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety

14:00 – 14:30: Florian Hacker (Deputy Head of Division Resources & Transport, Öko Institut): Comparing the costs and benefits of different technologies: A case study for Germany

14:30 – 14:50: Erik Bergboer (Business Development Transport as a Business, Allego): Charging infrastructure for e-trucks

14:50 – 15:10: Dr Manfred Schuckert (Head of Emissions and Safety, Daimler Truck AG): The future of zero emission long-haul trucking

15:10 – 15:30: Coffee break

15:30 – 16:10: Interviews

  • Sydney Vergis, Assistant Division Chief, Mobile Source Control Division, California Air Resources Board

  • Raluca Marian, General Delegate, IRU Permanent Delegation to the European Union

16:10 – 17:10: Panel discussion: what will power long-haul trucks?

  • Åsa Pettersson, Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability, Scania AB

  • Henk van der Wal, CEO Van der Wal B.V.

  • Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Eurelectric

  • Stef Cornelis, Manager Clean Trucks, Transport & Environment

  • Daniel Mes, Cabinet Member, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, European Commission

17:10 – 17:20: Closing speech: Vera Tax, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the S&D group and the TRAN committee

17:20 – 18h30: Cocktail

CE Delft’s publication called “Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in city logistics ” can be downloaded here.

Download the events documents below:

Charging infrastructure for e-trucks