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06 Sep 2018

Zero-emission road freight can spur economic growth in Europe – report

European Climate Foundation / Cambridge Econometrics

Transitioning to efficient and zero-emissions road freight transport will significantly reduce European spending and dependence on oil imports and spur economic growth, the European Climate Foundation and Cambridge Econometrics say in a report backed by Siemens, DB Schenker and Tesla. By 2030, using more efficient diesel trucks, combined with the gradual integration of new electric and hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure, would lead to a cumulative reduction in imported oil and petroleum products of 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, or 11 billion by 2050, says the report.

Find the press release and the report in English here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Road freight emissions in Germany and the dossier Cargo transport and the energy transition.

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