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Truck Business, Policymakers Will Need to Tag Team Against Emissions

March 2, 2023

Most people have yet to see one on the streets of Europe, but the EU wants to make them ubiquitous within a few years.

Trucks using batteries or hydrogen fuel cells instead of diesel engines will need to make up the vast majority of new sales by 2040 under plans to reduce CO2 emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 90% from 2019 levels.

Such ambitious targets are not a surprise in light of the European Union’s Fit for 55 and 2050 net-zero emissions plans. Even-stricter targets are already in place for passenger cars, amounting to a complete phase-out of sales for vehicles using combustion engines by 2035.

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