How Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Trucks Can Be Part of the Climate Solution

Published May 2021

Representing only four percent of the global on-road fleet, trucks are responsible for roughly 27 percent of global on-road greenhouse gas emissions. Many nations, even those considered climate leaders, fear big trucks are too challenging to regulate. Those fears, however, are based on outdated information. Zero-emission heavy-duty trucks are coming on the market faster than expected, battery prices are dropping quickly, price parity with diesel vehicles is on the horizon, and current ranges meet the needs of many fleets today.

 
Author: Owen MacDonnell and Cristiano Façanha, PhD
Organization: CALSTART
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