What does the road to fossil-free transport look like? Here are Scania’s thoughts on when the different alternative fuels and new technologies, such as electrification, will have their major breakthrough.
The idea of the December 2015 Paris climate summit is to get the countries of the world to come together in an agreement, with each of them involved and contributing to the limiting of carbon dioxide emissions.
The transport industry has an important role in this area. New technologies, such as electrification and hybridisation, will become increasingly important in order for the transport industry to contribute to the attainment of the UN’s climate goals. However, renewable fuels can already contribute to lowered CO2 emissions, and to helping haulage firms and bus companies take a step towards fossil-free fleets.
In combination with these CO2-cutting technologies, higher energy efficiency is also a key factor. Better coordination and greater use of wireless technology could help to maximise shipment loads. Energy savings can also be obtained by more efficient powertrains and more efficient vehicle technology.
Together these technologies will enable the transport industry to contribute to the goal of a fossil free future.