ECTA calls on the European Commission for zero-emission road freight

GEODIS, along with the European Clean Trucking Alliance, (ECTA), have called for accelerated infrastructure development within EU countries to come up with an ‘ambitious’ policy framework to make zero-emission freight a reality.

 The ECTA is calling on the Commission to establish binding targets in the AFID legislation for infrastructure in all EU member states.

A minimum of two public charging stations per freight urban node by 2025 – to be increased to a minimum of 10 charging stations by 2030 – are needed to make the transition to zero-emission trucks a reality in every member state. 

The alliance says that TEN-T core network corridors should become zero-emission freight corridors, with sufficient charging and green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure deployed at the latest by 2027 and completed by 2030 to enable zero-emission long haul trips. 

Philippe de Carne, Executive Vice President Business Development, Innovation & Business Excellence of GEODIS said: “The transport and logistics sector must play an integral part in the realization of this ecological transition.

Transport, both of goods and passengers, accounts for more than 25% of global CO2 emissions.”

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