Amazon, Daimler Truck, Scania and Volvo are urging politicians to stand up for what’s needed to turn the tide and decarbonise European road transport.
The group has stated that they want to put hundreds of electric vehicles on the road, but their plans are hampered by a lack of infrastructure.
Through its coming Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation, the European Union has the opportunity, and maybe the obligation, to lay the ground for considerable emission reductions throughout the industry (AFIR).
The public and private sectors must collaborate to dramatically accelerate the electrical grid and deploy electric charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure along transportation corridors; however, only the Council and Parliament have the authority to create the framework required to make this a reality through AFIR.
“European policymakers have the opportunity to shape our collective ability to decarbonise this crucial and hard-to-abate sector. We applaud the increase in ambition that Parliament’s draft report brings to enabling zero-emission heavy-duty transport, and urge Parliament and EU Member States to uphold this ambition in the coming weeks and months. Anything less ambitious would be a heavy foot on the brakes to zero-emission logistics and Europe’s Green Deal.” communicated Amazon, Daimler Truck, Scania and Volvo.