Shell, Volvo and Daimler Back Hydrogen as Europe Sets Its Sights on Truck Emissions

By [email protected] A flurry of new vehicle releases, increased grants and tax benefits, and plain old economics have helped electric vehicle sales boom in 2020. U.K. sales figures show battery vehicles tripled their market share among new vehicle sales from 3 percent to 9 percent. Combined sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids across 18 Western European countries have topped 1 million, closing in on double last year’s tally, according to one analyst.

But what about freight and cargo trucks? Cars make up 44.3 percent of EU transport emissions, but light- and heavy-duty trucks contribute a sizable 27.9 percent as well.

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