Fifteen countries have agreed to work together towards selling 100% new zero-emission trucks and buses by 2040.
During the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 of the conference of the parties in Glasgow last month, Austria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Wales have signed a Global Memorandum of Understanding on zero-emissions medium and heavy vehicles.
The agreement sets an interim target of 30% of new zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030.
Although the United States was not one of the original signatories, organizers say California’s past actions and ambitious goals have created new groundwork in the air freight sector. waste. The notice cites California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule that establishes company sales targets for zero-emissions trucks as the basis for the MoU’s goals.
In addition, manufacturers and fleets, such as Scania, DHL, and Heineken, adopted a Memorandum of Understanding and agreed to work together towards the 2030 and 2040 goals.
Jamie Fox, principal analyst at Engagement Analytics, noted in an online column that for this initiative to truly be considered a huge success on a global level, it would need to attract more signatures.
“I’m going to go out here and say this is the beginning of something, though,” he wrote. “I predictably predict that we will later see other countries and OEMs making similar plans, and this will capture enough momentum to move the global market to a point where even the laggards will not be able to do so. The latter is ultimately forced to move in the same direction through market forces, public pressure, or even a reduction in the supply of diesel vehicles.”
New abstracts from around the world
Hydrogen fuel infrastructure: Daimler Trucks and TotalEnergies signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of a hydrogen-powered heavy-duty truck ecosystem, with the ambition to play a leading role in kick-starting the rollout of hydrogen infrastructure for transport in Europe. The partnership includes hydrogen supply and logistics, hydrogen distribution in service stations, development of hydrogen-powered trucks, and the establishment of a customer base. TotalEnergies aims to operate 150 hydrogen refueling stations directly or indirectly by 2030 in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and France.
Service for incoming trucks: Electric van manufacturer Arrive is establishing a service and repair network for its electric vans in Europe and the US Since Arrival does not have a network of franchisees, the Arrival Service Network Program currently has four partners in Europe and four partners in the United States. Program partners will use the company’s Digital Services Platform to train and certify technicians on their vehicles. The Service Platform uses data from Arrival vehicles and proprietary algorithms to enable existing service providers to repair and service vehicles using an existing network of technicians and workshops. Yes. This will ensure scalable coverage for its electric commercial vehicle fleets, Arrival says.
Parts of the Union in Mexico: Union Divisions, a brand of Daimler Trucks North America, opened its first independent store in Mexico, in Escobedo, Nuevo León. The shop, run by the dealer Difrenosa, has Union Parts for all cargo trucks. The Alliance Parts store in Mexico has opened with more than 1,000 unique parts in stock and plans to double its product range by the end of 2022.
Originally posted on Transport Information