Zero-emission road freight transport in Spain

Our recent study for the European Climate Foundation and Transport & Environment showed that zero-emission trucks are expected to become cheaper than internal combustion engine vehicles in the coming years.

The cost of these technologies will reduce over time as economies of scale are achieved and electricity and hydrogen prices that are lower than their fossil fuel equivalents make vehicles with advanced powertrains more cost-efficient. Zero-emission trucks can further benefit from additional policies which lower the cost of ownership of these technologies or increase the costs associated with diesel vehicles.

Click here for the Zero-emission Road Freight Transport in Spain summary report in English

Click here for the Zero-emission Road Freight Transport in Spain summary report in Spanish

The study also showed that phasing out new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2040 is likely to be insufficient for delivering a zero-carbon freight fleet by 2050. Additional policies or technologies are therefore required to ensure that zero-emission vehicles are taken up rapidly and polluting fossil fuel vehicles removed from the fleet.

Jon Stenning Associate Director [email protected]