Trucks used to be regarded as a “hard to abate” sector from a climate standpoint. Today, zero-emission (ZE) technology for trucks is ready for most applications, and it will soon be ready for all truck applications.
While technology readiness and economics are no longer considered major barriers by industry experts, charging infrastructure and grid capacity are now considered to be the main challenges to a swift transition to ZE trucks. A variety of public and private initiatives are emerging to bolster a quick development of the necessary charging infrastructure.
Despite a few leading edge exceptions, like the Global MOU, policy ambition in most regions to accelerate ZE trucks has not kept pace with climate ambition. Strong regulations and policies are needed in most regions to enable a pace and scale of ZEV transition consistent with the Paris Agreement.
This official ITF Summit side event will share the views of leading public and private actors in this transition, while highlighting the opportunities and benefits of a fast transition to ZE trucks building on the existing readiness and commitments and the momentum the Global MoU for ZE-MHDV has provided.
Time: 18th May 18:30-19:00 CET
Location: Kongresshalle am Zoo, Leipzig (after ZEV-TC, before Presidency Reception)
Moderator: Jari Kauppila, ITF, Head of Secretary-General’s Office
- Vivianne Heijnen, Minister for the Environment, Netherlands
- Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board, California, USA
- Jorge Delgado, Secretary of State for Urban Mobility, Portugal
- Ulf Schulte, Managing Director DACH, Allego
- Andreas Foller, Global Head of Sustainability, Scania (video message – see below)
|16:30||Welcome: Jari Kaippila, ITF|
|16:32||Opening: Minister Vivianne Heijen, Netherlands|
|16:36||Featured speaker: Ulf Schulte, Managing Director DACH, Allego|
|16:40||Featured speaker: Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board, California, USA|
|16:44||Video message: Andreas Follér, Global Head of Sustainability, Scania|
|16:48||Signing ceremony: New Global MOU signatory welcomed|
|16:52||Featured speaker: Jorge Delgado, Secretary of State for Urban Mobility, Portugal|
|16:56||Closing: Jari Kaupilla, including a statement on behalf of New Zealand|
Video message from Andreas Foller, Global Head of Sustainability, Scania
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Register for the Netherlands/Drive to Zero ITF 2022 Summit side event “Zero Emission Trucks are Coming!” on May 19th at 1630 – 1800 CET here. *Please note that in order to attend this working group, participants must be registered for the ITF 2022 Summit.