AB Volvo and Scania are prepared to invest billions to quickly produce trucks that run on electricity. However, the government must be clear when it comes to targets and promises about where and when a charging infrastructure can be in place, write Henrik Henriksson, CEO for Scania, Martin Lundstedt, CEO for AB Volvo and Svante Axelsson from Fossil Free Sweden, in DI today.
Within a decade, emissions from domestic transport in Sweden should have fallen by 70 per cent compared with 2010. Goods transport is estimated within the same period to increase by 38 per cent.
Regardless of the technological solutions, a crucial decision is required to get electricity to the roads. Strategies are needed to clarify which authorities have responsibility and who is to finance it. They write that electricity needs to reach roads now, pilot projects need to go large-scale now and there needs to be cooperation with other countries to set a standard within the EU.
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