"When it comes to decarbonising transport, most of the discussion has been
about electrifying light vehicles, such as passenger cars.
But a new report has identified that switching to zero-emission trucks would be
the fastest and most efficient way to cut emissions.
The electric vehicle (EV) and trucking industries are calling on the government
to urgently introduce a strategy to increase uptake of zero-emission trucks,
after medium and heavy vehicles were mostly left out of the national EV
strategy released last month.
The report from Adiona Tech, a Sydney-based software startup working in fleet
decarbonisation, found that electrifying 10 urban delivery trucks reduces
emissions equivalent to that of 56 households purchasing their own EV.
For larger trucks, the figures are even more stark. A single road train
produces 50 times more CO2 than a passenger car annually."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics