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IRU Position on the electrification of road transport - 2011

On the basis of the “30 by 30 Resolution”, the IRU is in favour of innovative technologies and practices to reduce CO2 emissions, such as the electrification of road transport. However, this solution should only be implemented to vehicles running in urban areas, and governments should provide real business incentives to facilitate electrification and make the best use of existing infrastructure and invest adequately in new infrastructure adapted to electrification for such transport modes. Nevertheless, the IRU considers that electrification is not currently suitable for heavy vehicles, as there is no economically viable alternative to fossil fuel, and vehicle manufacturers should rethink the vehicle design using the latest technologies and mechanical innovations in order to lower CO2 emissions for heavier vehicles.

Published on: 20/10/2011 - 09:57
Author: IRU
Type of document: Policy documents
Category: Economy/Trade facilitation, Efficiency/Environment, Energy, Innovation/Technology, Sustainability
Region: Global
Size: 1 page