GCC: Study: 1 out of 3 new trucks will need to be electric or zero-emission by 2030 if EU to meet Paris commitments
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:30 pm
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. . . The study found that meeting an intermediate CO2 reduction target for the EU road freight sector for 2030 consistent with the 1.5 deg. C goal from the COP21 Paris agreement will likely require the combined impacts of:
The study found that CO2 emissions from conventional HDVs can be reduced by 2030 by 28% (excluding trailer-based measures) to 33% relative to 2015 at net negative costs to society and end-user.
- Improved logistics to reduce vehicle kilometers;
The full available potential for reduced fuel consumption in conventional HDVs together with an increased share of sustainably produced biofuels or other low-CO2 fuels; plus
An additional contribution from employing zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the road freight sector.
The report also found that battery-electric heavy-duty vehicles may be expected to be technically feasible and close to economically feasible by 2025 for a limited number of market segments. By 2030 battery-electric HDVs are likely to be economically competitive for many types of use.