Eric-Mark Huitema

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At the end of 2020, Europe’s truck manufacturers made history when they agreed that by 2040 all new trucks sold have to be fossil-free to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. This year their priority is to work with EU policymakers to start paving the way for carbon-neutral road transport. Because regardless of how ambitious our… » read more

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Earlier this month, the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Package was presented by the European Commission, in which the executive arm of the EU sets out its bold ambition to have at least 30 million zero-emission cars, as well as 80,000 zero-emission trucks, on the road across the European Union by 2030. It is important to… » read more

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Earlier this month, President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled the European Commission’s 2030 Climate Target Plan during her first State of the Union address in the European Parliament. The new plan centres around raising the overall EU climate target for 2030 to a 55% CO2 reduction compared to 1990 levels, up from the previous -40%… » read more

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Now that national and European initiatives to support the automobile industry are slowly taking shape, it really strikes me that many policy makers seem to forget about heavy-duty vehicles. While truck drivers made sure food and medicine were delivered to us during the COVID-19 crisis, their vehicles are now too often overlooked in the recovery… » read more

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Government representatives and key stakeholders from more than 80 countries gathered in Stockholm last week for the third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. I was also in Sweden to talk about the important contribution that artificial intelligence (AI) and big data can make to the EU’s ambitious goal of reducing road fatalities and serious… » read more

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Earlier this week, I presented how Europe’s automobile industry is getting ready to make the transition to carbon-neutral transport at a high-level conference hosted by Frans Timmermans, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President in charge of the European Green Deal. Indeed, the new Commission has made this Deal the centre piece of its work plan for… » read more

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