Climate neutral transport. The noble, but difficult goal.
The European Union has committed to become climate neutral by 2050. With this noble but difficult goal, the transport sector must literally be transformed. In this effort, more and more companies, both established and start-ups, have indulged in a race, looking for solutions that will lead to climate neutral transport.
Biomass fuels, such as biodiesel and bioethanol, which represent the first generation of biofuel technology, are already an alternative energy source with positive environmental effects. However, the effort does not stop there.
Prototype vehicles developing next-generation heavy-duty commercial truck technologies are already a reality. For example, well known car manufacturer has already presented, the first battery-electric vehicle with a gross weight of 26 tons ever produced.
In line with the European Union’s dedication to sustainability, the Greek Ministry of Transport has made a formal request to replace the Greek truck fleet with vehicles equipped with EURO IV technology (excluding vehicles transferred due to inheritance). Regrettably, the majority of the Greek transport market’s fleet is comprised of aging vehicles, categorized as EURO III and below. This composition suggests that achieving climate-neutral transport in Greece will be a challenging and protracted journey. Nevertheless, not impossible!