Global MOU on ZE-MHDVs Thematic Deep Dive #5: Innovative Financing

Dec 6, 2022 4:00 pm CET

Under the Global Memorandum of Understanding (Global MOU) on Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (ZE-MHDV), leading nations are now working collaboratively to enable 100% zero-emission new truck and bus sales by 2040 with an interim goal of 30% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030. MOU organizers and facilitators the Netherlands and CALSTART’s Drive to ZeroTM are hosting a series of invitation-only discussions with MOU nations. The goal is to share data and connect countries with leading technology and business experts who can support the signatories in advancing their ZE-MHDV ambitions.

Our fifth discussion will center on innovative financing and what countries can to do stimulate the flow of capital to help accelerate the ZE-MHDV segment. *Invitation only.

Key Findings

  • Innovative financing methods like ‘trucking/charging as a service’ (operator leasing vehicle and/or charging infrastructure) can support diverse business models and help knock down entry barriers for fleet operators by providing solutions that are less capital-intensive and can help aggregate demand to catalyze early market development.
  • Tailored mechanisms like loan loss reserves, residual value guarantees, and credit enhancements can help fleets overcome the cost difference between diesel trucks and zero-emission alternatives and attract private capital by reducing the risk associated with investments.
  • Public sector support in reducing early adopter risk could be valuable to accelerate the uptake of innovative financing models.

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Time (CET)  Activity 
16:00 Opening 

  • Moderator: Christoph Wolff, Smart Freight Centre
16:05 Presentations  

  • Salim Youssefzadeh, Co-Founder & CEO, WattEV
  • Stephen Joos, Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development at Fluid Truck
16:35 Panel Discussion 

  • Annika Berlin, UN Environment Programme
  • Pia Berglund, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Einride
17:00 Q&A 
17:25 Wrap-up 

These sessions are by invite-only and will be primarily aimed to inform national policymakers in the Global MOU current and prospective countries.