Scaling up the mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles

In ongoing pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals outlined in Agenda 2030, and as global players unite under the terms of the Paris Agreement, the demand for zero-emission freight vehicles has never been higher.

A commitment to the decarbonisation of freight is what forms the basis of the Zero-Emission Freight Vehicle (ZEFV) ACTion Group, launched in October following the UN Climate Action Summit that took place a month prior.

Bringing together a host of key players in the aim to scale up the global mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles, members of the diverse, multi-stakeholder ZEFV ACTion Group are driven in the aim to transform transport and help fulfill global commitments.

Transport is the fastest growing emissions sector and is responsible for 28% of energy-related GHG emissions. On its own, freight transport is responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions, with 62% of freight emissions being generated by road freight. Freight must therefore be tackled as part of any comprehensive and effective action on transport decarbonisation.

As part of their ambitious strategy, the ZEFV ACTion Group plans to work with governments and industry to show how strong leadership can influence policies that support an enabling environment for zero-emissions freight vehicles, thereby increasing support for cleaner, more sustainable mobility.

Polis is among the initiators of the ZEFV ACTion Group and it is actively involved in this and similar initiatives, such as the call for clean trucks and vans sales targets.