The road haulage industry needs to reduce its CO2 emissions and the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has a plan.
ACEA has suggested that using longer trucks to haul goods would lead to a significant reduction of emissions.
Of course, the idea of longer vehicles is not new. Road trains and supercube trailers are already a thing and have been proven to be more efficient and productive, and less polluting – particularly over longer distances – compared to their shorter counterparts.
According to the ACEA, three high-capacity vehicles could replace up to six regular trucks, reducing emissions by up to 27%.
The EU’s first-ever CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles were recently fixed for 2025 and 2030. As demand for freight transport continues to grow, high-capacity vehicles can provide a cost-effective way to meet this demand while keeping carbon emissions in check.