In Sweden, electrification in combination with other renewable fuels has been underway for a long time. This is not the case in all other countries and not in the UK. A new report from the Green Finance Institute (GFI) says urgent action is needed to electrify the UK’s half a million heavy-polluting trucks if the government’s net-zero transport target is to be met.
The report Delivering on Net Zero: Unlocking Public and Private Capital for Zero Emission Trucks was released the same week world leaders meet at Cop28 in Dubai to take stock of global progress towards achieving net zero goals.
The report points out Research shows that lorries are one of the UK’s most polluting vehicles and account for a fifth of UK transport emissions – equivalent to the carbon footprint of domestic and international air travel, buses and domestic shipping.
The report says Electrifying all trucks would be equivalent to taking 12 million cars off the road, and carriers need funding to acquire zero-emission trucks and accelerate charging infrastructure.
In the report described Ten financial mechanisms are needed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the freight sector, all aimed at facilitating the transition to electric trucks in an economically sustainable way.
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