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 (view a complete playlist of our thematic deep dive discussions here). 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.