Transatlantic policies enabling deployment of zero-emission medium- and heavy- duty vehicles | 6.30.22

Jun 30, 2022 10:00 am EDT

The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and CALSTART’s Drive to Zero program and campaign held a digital dialogue on Thursday, June 30, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT for a discussion on the role of government policy to enable deployment of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (ZE-MHDVs).

MHDVs represent a significant share of global greenhouse gas emissions and produce a majority of on-road nitrogen oxides that cause adverse health effects. Recognizing the importance of these vehicle segments and the increased technology and economic viability of zero-emission technologies, 16 leading countries signed a Global MOU to align on a common ambition towards 100% new MHDVs being zero emissions by 2040. To support this ambition, adequate policy support is vital to the expansion of ZE-MHDVs. Governments and private stakeholders have a vested interest in the success of ZE-MHDV market expansion, and there exist positive avenues for policy cooperation. During this panel, government leaders will discuss how governments in Europe and the United States can better collaborate to accelerate ZE-MHDVs, gather further momentum worldwide towards the Global MOU ambition, and serve as partners with industry stakeholders to advance ZE-MHDV deployment.

The recording of the dialogue can be accessed here.


Time Activity
10:00 – 10:10 AM EDT



10:10 -11 AM EDT

Transatlantic policies enabling deployment of zero-emission medium- and heavy- duty vehicles

  • Moderated by Cristiano Façanha
    Global Director, CALSTART’s Drive to Zero program and campaign

  • Michael Berube
    Deputy Assistant Secretary, Sustainable Transportation
    Department of Energy

  • Markus Bleuer
    Head of Vehicle RegulationsFederal Roads Office

  • Dan Dorner
    Head of Secretariat
    Clean Energy Ministerial

  • Sonja Munnix
    International Coordinator Sustainable Logistics
    Netherlands Enterprise Agency

  • Liane Randolph
    California Air Resources Board