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New coalition calls for accelerated transition to zero emission trucks
Some 18 European companies and organisations involved in the road freight sector have formed the European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA), which is calling for the EU to accelerate the transition to clean trucks in order to meet the emission targets of the proposed EU Climate Law by 2030 and achieve a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050.
There are approximately 40mn vehicles delivering across Europe, according to ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers Association) figures, with trucks carrying more than three quarters of all freight transported over land, according to Eurostat analysis. With road freight activity expected to double by 2050, as highlighted by the International Transport Forum, ECTA aims to support the EU in the development and implementation of sustainable road freight transport policies to drastically reduce CO2 and air pollutant emissions.