Eric-Mark Huitema

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Europe’s truck and bus makers are working hard to deliver carbon-neutral road transport. And while the industry is ramping up its offer of zero-emission vehicles, we need more than the right trucks and buses for a successful transition. Transport operators need to be able to easily charge or re-fuel their vehicles across the EU. Moreover,… » read more

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In recent months various initiatives were launched that involve automobile manufacturers working together with governments and other businesses to facilitate data sharing. Indeed, Europe’s auto industry is committed to giving access to the data generated by the vehicles it produces. However, uncontrolled access to in-vehicle data poses major safety, (cyber) security, data protection and privacy… » read more

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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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