Heavy-Duty Vehicles in the Penta Region

22 October 2020 |Webinar

Road freight transportation accounts for around 8% of global CO2 emissions per year — 2.9 Gt CO2. Countries are increasing their efforts to decarbonise this sector. Among the options being considered, fleets of electric trucks are attracting more attention due to the availability of clean and low-cost renewable electricity. However, the pathway for the development and deployment of e-trucks is unclear, where technology, regulatory, financial and policy aspects, covering both transport and energy sectors, need to support country plans.

The Pentalateral Energy Forum — Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland  as a front runner in implementing ambitious climate strategies, will discuss the role of electric trucks in decarbonising the road freight sector. IRENA, the Benelux Secretariat – Pentalateral Forum, Transport & Environment and ChargePoint, will organise the virtual event 'Which future for heavy-duty vehicles in the Penta region? Integrating electromobility in the energy transition', with the aim to foster cross-border and cross-sector — transport and energy  cooperation on heavy-duty vehicles (HDV).

The webinar will be feature 4 panels with experts, on the following topics: charging infrastructure, financial models & public incentives, HVD and power systems integration, and the EU legal framework. This event aims to gather diverse stakeholders from the Penta region and beyond in order to stimulate the reflection, identify bottlenecks and ultimately build the path for future work in the framework of the Pentalateral Forum through a new e-mobility working group, bringing together the ministries of energy and transport.