A new report carried out by research company Ipsos and Volvo Trucks shows that European companies are willing to pay more for transport suppliers with lower CO2 emissions. Indeed, in June, Ipsos interviewed 100 large e-commerce and manufacturing companies in eight European countries about their demand for fossil fuel free transports in future procurements. The countries included in the survey were Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden and Norway.

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The vast majority of these companies have set targets to reduce their climate footprint. 78% of those interviewed say that they are willing to pay more for a transport supplier with little or no CO2 emissions and 85% are prepared to change transport suppliers if they don´t meet their requirements. Another interesting point is that 60% of companies believe they risk losing customers within the next three years if they can’t meet their consumer’s demand for deliveries with little or zero CO2 emissions.

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“It’s very positive to see this big push for fossil free truck transports. It means that we will see a massive shift in the industry in the coming years. We believe that electrification will be the key driver towards zero emission road transports and we are proud to already offer fully electric truck alternatives for most assignments. Going electric means more business opportunities”, commented Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.


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