On January 31st, the crowning moment for champions of sustainable transportation took place during the Sustainable Truck of the Year 2024 award ceremony. The event, broadcasted on the digital channels of Vado e Torno and Sustainable Truck&Van, saw MAN, DAF, and IVECO rise to the pinnacle of eco-sustainability.

The awards went to MAN TGX 18.520 in the Tractor category; DAF XD Electric in the Distribution category and to IVECO eDaily in the Van category (here are all the finalists). The prizes were taken by Mark Martinez, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus Italia; Paolo A. Starace, CEO of DAF Veicoli Industriali and by Massimiliano Perri, Business Director, IVECO Italy Market.

Sustainable Truck of the Year 2024, the awarding ceremony

The awarding ceremony also hosted an interview with Felipe Rodriguez, Director of the ICCT Heavy-duty Vehicle Program and Deputy Manager of ICCT Europe, a nonprofit international organization doing technical research on sustainable transportation to inform policy makers. Rodriguez spoke about energy transition. “Our research shows that looking ahead to 2030, the TCO of electric trucks will be far cheaper than that of diesel vehicles, in the range of 20-25 percent. We hope that by that date energy availability and infrastructure can match the growing demand we expect from logistics operators”, Rodriguez said.

“Once again, the emphasis on all-electric vehicles was clear in this edition, with two of the three award categories given to this innovative technology,” added Fabio Zammaretti, Chairman of the Sustainable Truck of the Year Awards. “The awards confirm the evolution and growing importance of zero-emission commercial vehicles in the trucking sector. At the same time, we should recognize the efforts of manufacturers in developing trucks with increasingly efficient ICEs, especially in the long haul, by far the most complex segment to electrify.”

To better represent the market, the Sustainable Truck of the Year Award, this year reaching its 8th edition, is split in three different categories: Tractor (vehicles up to 44 Ton); Distribution (vehicles up to 26 ton, 2 or 3 axles); Van (vehicles up to 3,5 ton). For the evaluation of the vehicles in the competition, 40 technical parameters are taken into consideration, divided into 6 macro areas, such as engine, transmission, safety, comfort, connectivity, and sustainability.


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