A comparison of the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of European heavy-duty vehicles and fuels
Decarbonizing trucks: Lifetime emissions make a big difference
In Europe, trucks are mostly powered by diesel. They account for one-quarter of Europe’s road transport emissions. The alternatives are here: electricity and hydrogen. But these vehicles are more carbon intensive than diesel to make, and both energy sources are mostly from fossil fuels. So how do they compare over their lifetime?