Audio Technology - 09/April/2020

EU prepares to throw weight behind electric trucks

Electric cars as the best lower carbon replacement for the internal combustion engine is a done deal for many, but how to decarbonise the haulage sector is an ongoing debate. Increasingly, policy makers and truck manufacturers in Europe seem ready to embrace electric solutions for trucks as well as smaller vehicles

BIG EMITTER
Trucks emit nearly a quarter of carbon dioxide emissions from road transport and that proportion is forecast to grow as battery powered cars steadily replace those propelled by internal combustion engines

ELECTRIC ADVANTAGES 
Electric trucks and charging infrastructure are in short supply and they remain expensive compared to their fossil fuel counterparts, but they have the advantage of already existing, unlike other potential solutions to decarbonise the haulage sector

KEY QUOTE
Electric trucks are competitive with their diesel equivalents because of 60-80% savings on repair and maintenance ...

 

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