Facts & figures
Road transport produces around 25 percent of the CO₂ emissions in Europe.
A report published by the European Environment Agency indicates that road traffic is responsible for around a quarter of all Europe’s CO₂ emissions. Of these, 61.9 percent are produced by cars and motorcycles, 11 percent by light commercial vehicles and 27.1 percent by trucks.
By 2050, it will no longer be possible to run trucks on fossil fuels in Europe.
The EU has a target of becoming climate-neutral by 2050. As this is laid down in legislation, all businesses must begin the transition to climate neutrality very quickly.
More and more diesel bans in Switzerland and neighbouring countries.
Banning diesel vehicles is an option that some large cities in particular are already adopting. The result for logistics companies is that they can no longer deliver goods to some customers in certain cities using diesel trucks. In addition, new solutions need to be found quickly for public transport systems.
Zero-emission trucks and buses are still much more expensive than conventional models.
Vehicles powered by fossil fuels are currently significantly cheaper than those that run on hydrogen and electricity. However, commercial vehicles with methanol powertrains are no more expensive than diesel trucks, which makes them competitive. In addition, existing vehicles can be converted to methanol.
There are not yet enough charging stations in Europe.
If logistics companies are to be able to rely on electric vehicles, they need a comprehensive network of charging stations designed for heavy-duty trucks. A network of this kind is not yet in place. However, fuel pumps at filling stations can be converted to methanol quickly and cost-effectively.