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Fleet Electrification: Challenges and Considerations

The electrification of vehicle fleets is a vital step towards reducing carbon emissions and achieving sustainability goals. However, several formidable barriers, ranging from technical to financial and logistical challenges, must be addressed to facilitate sector-wide electrification. In a report by Charles River Associates, these barriers are examined in detail. Read More

Europe’s trucking industry: a shift toward zero emissions

The European trucking industry has long faced challenges related to emissions and sustainability. In a recent study commissioned by Transport & Environment (T&E), the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) sheds light on the transformative potential of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) technology within this crucial sector. Read More

Tesla and BYD poised to challenge European truckmakers

In a recent study commissioned by Transport & Environment (T&E), Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has delivered a stark warning to European truckmakers: they could lose a substantial 11% of the EU market to international electric competitors by 2035. This potential market share loss is equivalent to the combined presence of renowned trucking giants Scania and IVECO. Instead, competitors like Tesla and BYD are poised to claim this territory. Read More

The road to affordable EVs in Europe

As Europe races to fulfill its climate ambitions by transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) at an unprecedented scale, a recent report by Transport & Environment (T&E) sheds light on the feasibility of achieving a mass-market, €25,000 battery electric car (BEV) by 2025 and the hurdles that must be overcome. Read More

Decarbonizing Transport: Key Policies in Emerging Economies

In a recent report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) sheds light on the pivotal role of policies in steering the decarbonisation of road transport within emerging economies. The report identifies three key policy categories - regulation, incentives, and informational measures - that have already begun to shape the transition towards sustainable mobility. Read More

Chinese City Policies Boost Commercial EV Adoption

The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is a pivotal step in the global effort to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, this transition comes with its own set of challenges, particularly concerning the capacity of our power grids to handle the increased demand for electricity, especially from renewable sources. To address this challenge and fully harness the potential of EVs in decarbonizing mobility, we must embrace the concept of smart electrification. Read More

Road transport key in India’s clean energy shift

A recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights the critical role of road transport in India's ambitious clean energy transition. As India's economy continues to surge and its population grows, the expansion of road transport has the potential to drive socio-economic development. However, the country has been grappling with significant environmental challenges, including escalating CO2 emissions and air pollutants from road transport. Read More

Europe Approves Game-Changing Battery Rules

In a significant step towards a sustainable future and promoting a circular economy, the European Parliament and the Council have approved a groundbreaking regulation that will have far-reaching implications for the battery industry. The regulation, which will apply to all batteries, including waste portable batteries, electric vehicle (EV) batteries, industrial batteries, and batteries for light means of transport, aims to address the environmental impact of batteries throughout their life cycle. Read More

The Automotive Regulatory Guide

The Automotive Regulatory Guide of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) provides a comprehensive overview of the national and international regulations governing the automotive industry. Read More

EU Agrees on Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation

Representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of the European Union have reached a significant compromise on the EU Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR). The agreement, part of the EU's "Fit for 55" package, aims to align EU policies with the goal of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. Read More