All new trucks sold in Europe must be zero emission by 2040 in order to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, say Europe’s truck manufacturers in a move that paves the way for uptake of hydrogen heavy-duty vehicles.
According to the CEOs of Europe’s commercial vehicle manufacturers, it will be possible to meet this target provided the right charging or refuelling infrastructure is build and a coherent policy framework is put into place, including comprehensive CO2 pricing to drive the transition.
In a timely announcement, Daimler, IVECO, OMV, Shell and Volvo said on Tuesday (15th Dec) they are collaborating to create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in Europe.
Dubbed H2Accelerate, the collaboration believes that synchronised investments across the hydrogen sector during the 2020s will create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen heavy duty transportation which is required to meet the European ambition of net zero emissions by 2050.
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