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Electric Trucks match EU freight needs

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has provided an in-depth analysis of the operational patterns of electric long-haul trucks, which are emerging as a key component in Europe's strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. Read More

EU, USA, and China tackle MHDT emissions

The European Union is paving the way for a greener future with its comprehensive set of policies promoting a shift towards Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs). A recent comparison of international strategies revealed that the EU boasts the most extensive set of initiatives among its peers. Read More

EU probes Chinese BEVs and their pre-allocated subsidies

Amidst escalating trade tensions and concerns over competitive practices, the European Commission has launched an anti-subsidy investigation into the imports of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) manufactured in China. One aspect drawing intense scrutiny is Beijing's use of pre-allocated subsidies, seen by many as a significant distortion to the market, which could imperil Europe's nascent electric vehicle industry. Read More

Major policy developments accelerate global shift to EV’s

In a significant stride towards combatting climate change, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released an update to its pivotal 2022 study on the transition to 100% zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). The report outlines the progress made and the path forward for the global automotive industry to curb carbon emissions and keep global warming well below 2°C. Read More

ICCT study highlights EV cost comparisons in Germany

A new report from the ICCT sheds light on the costs associated with charging and fueling electric vehicles (EVs) in Germany. The study, conducted in the context of Germany's push towards sustainable transportation, unveils valuable insights into the economic viability of EV ownership, particularly in comparison to traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Read More

Strong CO2 Standards Boost 50,000 Truck Jobs

In a recent report by BCG, the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in Europe is not only an environmental imperative but also a potential boon for the job market. The report underlines the substantial economic benefits and job creation opportunities that could be unlocked through ambitious CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles. It's estimated that Europe could generate up to 50,000 net new jobs and €12 billion in annual sectoral value added by 2035. Read More

European truck industry at risk of losing market share

In a comprehensive report commissioned by Transport & Environment (T&E), Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has issued a stark warning about the potential consequences of failing to strengthen carbon dioxide (CO2) standards for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in the European Union (EU). According to the analysis, the EU's truck industry faces a significant risk of losing up to 11% of its market share to competitors from the United States and China by 2035 if a slow transition to zero-emission trucks (ZETs) is allowed to persist under current standards. Read More

Cities Worldwide Embrace Zero-Emission Zones

The rise of Zero-Emission Zones (ZEZs) in cities across Europe and North America is examined in-depth in a recent report by The ICCT. Governments are implementing these zones to fight air pollution, relieve traffic congestion, and cut carbon emissions resulting from road traffic. The report offers insightful information for cities considering similar policies in addition to highlighting the advantages of ZEZs. Read More

Tax benefits & purchase incentives driving EV adoption

Europe is witnessing a concerted effort to transition toward electric vehicles (EVs), driven by a range of strategic tax benefits and purchase incentives. These measures are not only shaping a more sustainable transportation landscape but also appealing to a broader spectrum of consumers and enterprises. Read More

The Global Challenge of Recycling EV Batteries

Policymakers worldwide are increasingly focused on developing indigenous lithium cells, driven by the growing demand for raw materials. Over the past few years, numerous deals and treaties have been signed to secure the supply of essential raw materials like rare-earths and other critical minerals needed for battery cell components. Many nations lack sufficient reserves of crucial lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery components like lithium, cobalt, and nickel. Read More