Are we ready to transition to zero-emission trucking? Road freight decarbonization in Europe

Momentum is building around zero-emission trucks. Manufacturers have pledged to reach more ambitious numbers of sales of battery-electric and fuel cell electric trucks than expected years ago. The European CO2 standards for the sector are set to be reviewed in 2023, providing an opportunity to enshrine those commitments into binding targets. Yet sales of new medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles only represented 0.5% in 2021, mostly thanks to urban delivery vans and buses.

What is holding back demand? The ICCT conducted a survey with members of the European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA) to assess the readiness of the road freight industry to shift to zero-emission vehicles. In this webinar, ICCT researchers Pierre-Louis Ragon and Felipe Rodríguez will present the findings of this report and discuss the pathways to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission trucks in Europe.