Road freight emissions, which represent over 60% of freight transport CO2 emissions, could double by 2050 due to continued growth in freight demand. Zero-emission freight vehicles (ZEFVs) are key to curb increasing freight emissions, mitigate climate change and urban air pollution, and spur technology innovation.
Over the past years, the market has already made significant advances – with a growing number of manufacturers developing zero-emission models of trucks and vans, and major global brands working to integrate them into their fleets. But we need to do more, faster, to help the market reach its full potential.
This forum brings together the global experiences of leading manufacturers, fleet owners and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities for zero-emission commercial vehicle roll out, and the actions required to accelerate the development of this crucial market.
The discussion is part of the “Getting Zero Emission Trucks and Vans on the Road!” event series initiated by the TDA, EV100/Climate Group and CALSTART/Drive to Zero to foster dialogue between supply and demand of zero-emission commercial vehicles.
The session will present learnings from a series of regional digital dialogues held earlier in the year on the specific challenges and opportunities for zero-emission trucks and vans in Europe, India and the US. A panel of leading stakeholders will discuss the implications for further development of the global zero-emission commercial vehicle market. It will also formulate lessons for policy makers and international decision makers during the November Dialogues in 2020 ahead of international climate negotiations (COP26) in November 2021.