Joakim Bansholm Nilsson

4 min

Transport needs a tax on the source of energy, not the kilometres

A proposed tax on Danish road users is misguided and difficult to enforce. Taxing the type of vehicle would help increase the uptake of electric-powered trucks in the haulage sector, says Joakim Bansholm Nilsson from Volvo Denmark
6 min

We could run 30% of the entire truck fleet on electricity—what’s gone wrong?

We could electrify 30% of all trucks today. The technology is ready as is the industry, but a lack of clear economic incentives is standing in the way. We need policies, investments and tax systems to favour electricity if we are to realise the potential, says Joakim Bansholm Nilsson of Volvo Trucks Denmark