While freight movement plays a critical role in economic development and quality of life, it also has adverse consequences for public health and carbon emissions. This is due mostly to the pollution from diesel and gas used to fuel these vehicles, which ends up in our atmosphere and our lungs. And it’s particularly true in cities — many of which already have poor air quality.
There are now over 215 zero-emissions commercial freight vehicle models available globally — a number expected to rise to over 240 by 2023.
The United States has also made progress with respect to electric truck adoption. For example, over 137,000 zero-emissions freight vehicles have been deployed or ordered to date. Much of this progress has been thanks to industry leadership and collaboration.
How Lessons Learned Around the Globe Can Accelerate the Electrification of Road Freight