Roundtable session wrap-up
Part of the “Future Proofing Your Business” hub at the World Congress, this roundtable shared best practices on reducing fuel consumption and explored the use of new sources of energy for road transport.
The road freight sector relies heavily on fossil fuels. In order to comply with future environmental standards and potential oil shortages, trucks will have to be more fuel efficient. However, transport operators want to understand future energy trends and the opportunities emission reduction technologies will offer. How can fleets improve their fuel efficiency? Will fossil fuels keep a primacy in the future energy mix? What will be the role of alternative fuels?
Panelists comprised independent journalist and moderator Jennifer Baker, Yeonju Jeong from UN Environment’s Air Quality and Mobility Unit, Ajit Kumar from First Vehicles, Philippe Diviné from Renault Group, Benny Smets from Ninatrans, Peter Kleppan from Lithium Werks.
Following dynamic opening presentations, the debate got started with the simple question,
“what will be the road industry’s fuel source in 10 to 20 years?”