Pillars of Progress: Mobility – Taking CO2 out with the trash

Around 16.5 million lorries transport freight on Europe’s roads every year and carry out public services like refuse collection in cities.

Although they represent only 4% of all road vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles are responsible for 27% of carbon dioxide road transport emissions, and almost 5% of EU greenhouse gas emissions, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Effective measures are needed to move the EU towards decarbonising its lorry sector and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is co-financing two projects testing hydrogen-powered lorries.

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