Zero-emission freight vehicle technology is advancing rapidly and will soon reach an inflection point in which these advanced vehicles can replace diesel freight vehicles in most applications, ranges and uses, starting in urban settings, according to a new report, Moving…
Drive to Zero aims to accelerate the growth of global zero- and near-zero-emission (ZE) commercial vehicle space, with the aim of ZE technology becoming commercially competitive by 2025 and dominant by 2040 in specific vehicle segments and regions.
The Beachhead Strategy
Drive to Zero is built upon a technology strategy for change called the Beachhead Strategy — a strategy that identifies the commercial vehicle market segments where zero- and near-zero technologies are most likely to succeed and help drive growth in other segments.
The world-changing events of 2020 – a COVID-19 pandemic, a growing movement for racial equity and social justice, an unprecedented series of climate-driven natural disasters, and a boom in e-commerce and city deliveries – underscored the importance of our efforts to improve air quality, reduce climate impacts, and support clean technology and jobs. Against all of these challenges, we were reminded of the urgent need to transition to a zero-emission commercial transportation future.
This week was our final CCTU for the year. Enjoy this fascinating hour-long program filled with live technology demonstrations in the field and leadership observations on 2020 successes, and what’s to come in 2021 for clean commercial transportation.
The Volvo Group was honored with CALSTART’s 2020 Blue Sky Award at the organization’s annual meeting, a virtual gathering of the clean transportation industry’s top leaders and decision-makers.
Drive to Zero is a program of CALSTART, a clean transportation industry consortium with headquarters in California, offices across North America, and more than 200-member companies and partners worldwide. CALSTART links global partners and provides guidance information, research and technical support. Pledge Partners agree to collaboratively adopt mechanisms to speed the beachhead strategy.