SFC joins call for fuel economy standards for new European trucks and trailers

Smart Freight Centre is one of the signatories of a letter calling on the European Commission “to propose post-2020 standards that reduce the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new trucks and trailers”.

Fuel efficiency standards for heavy-goods vehicles in Europe could save billions for businesses, lead to cheaper goods, protect the environment and boost energy independence. Meeting the EU’s 2030 climate targets as well as the more challenging targets of the Paris climate deal will require major efforts in the road freight sector, and fuel economy standards are an important element.

The letter was signed by Ikea, Nestle, DB Schenker, Philips, Mercadona, Deutsche Post DHL, Kingfisher, ColruytGroup, The Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group, Associação Nacional Transportadores Portugesas, Smart Freight Centre, TIP Trailer Services, Heathrow, Ecodes, Quercus, 2°C, Antram, Susdev and Transport & Environment.

You can download the letter here and view the article of the Guardian here.

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