EU policy framework & transition to zero emission commercial vehicles

April 17th 2023





EU policy framework & transition to zero emission commercial vehicles

European Commission has proposed the revised version of CO2 regulation for heavy-duty vehicles in February.

We’ll be taking a stock of the regulatory framework and of the technological achievements, trying to highlight the challenges operators and OEMs are dealing with, involving organizations, industry players, leading carriers.


The framework

Concerning public transport, the Clean Vehicles Directive is in place since 2021, with quotas for zero emission buses in public tenders. In the truck field, the definition of Euro VII standard is underway and poses specific challenges to the sector.

From the technological point of view, is the zero emission commercial vehicles market growing at the expected pace? Is still mileage the main concern and the main topic? Where are we standing concerning infrastructure’s deployment? What about gas-drives? Is retrofit going to really play a role in the transition of public transport?

Format and organizers

Giving a clear picture of the subject in an agile video reporting with involvement of key stakeholders. This is the goal of the just-launched VideoSpotlight format. Our proposal is a deal: you’ll get a clear explanation of the subject in less than one hour. From the live voices of the most relevant organizations and players, able to identify challenges, opportunities, insights.

In doing so, Sustainable Truck&Van is partnering with fellow-platform Sustainable Bus, also belonging to the editorial platform of the publishing house Vado e Torno Edizioni. Sustainable Bus is an international website fully focused on zero-emission buses as well as sustainability and innovation in the field of public transport.

The Agenda

Opening and introduction

Sustainable Bus/Sustainable Truck&Van

Freight transportation towards 2040

Raluca Marian

Director EU Advocacy, IRU

Public transport on a journey towards a new era

Lucie Petersen

Senior Policy Expert European Department, UITP

How far are we from zero emission cities?

Catherine Ittner

Zero Emission Freight Senior Programme Manager, C40 Cities

Commercial vehicles’ industry at a pivotal challenge

Thomas Fabian

Director Commercial Vehicles, ACEA

The roadmap for commercial vehicles’ decarbonization in Europe

Fedor Unterlohner

Freight Manager, Transport & Environment

Public transport operators, how to deal with an evolving scenario

Bruno Lapeyrie

Director Center of Excellence Energy Transition Bus, Keolis

The impact of EU regulations on the strategies and plans of a ZE truck and bus manufacturer

Utz Rachner

Global Sales Director, Quantron AG

How will hydrogen and retrofit play a role in bus’ decarbonization?

Vincent Lemaire

Predisent, Safra

Vincent Lemaier safra-ok

Long haul logistics: how to comply with EU policies and decarbonization efforts

Andrea Condotta

Senior Manager Public Affairs, Innovation & Sustainability, Gruber Logistics

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“EU policy framework & transition to zero emission commercial vehicles” is the first event of the Sustainable Bus Tour 2023. It’s realized by Sustainable Truck & Van and Sustainable Bus.

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