For its 18th edition, the tradeshow SOLUTRANS will bring together the commercial vehicle world around sustainable solutions for a greener transport sector. The subject of the energy transition will be at the forefront, with a comparative overview of the solutions developed to decarbonise the transport sector, and a programme of talks, round tables, panel discussions and workshops to enlighten industry stakeholders. All of this, without any preconceptions.
What technologies do professionals have at their disposal? What new energy sources can they turn to depending on the uses; what is the financial impact for the companies?
All these questions are stoking the debate in an industry facing major challenges, but one that is on a march towards the transition.
DECARBONISATION: TARGETS TO REACH, BUT AT WHAT COST?
Today, the haulage sector in France accounts for approximately 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. By 2040, it must reduce these emissions by approximately 90%.
This target, set by the European Commission, appears today to be extremely stringent for professionals, even if the leading truck manufacturers claim to be able to generate 50% of their sales in Europe from electric heavy goods vehicles by 2030.
Diesel powertrains are clearly in the sights of policymakers, but diesel is still used for 98% of goods transportation today. And yet, the new transport decarbonisation targets require manufacturers to modify their vehicles and set out a roadmap. They also oblige transporters to reorganise their working plans to adapt to the recommendation of LEZ, which must be introduced in France in all cities of more than 150,000 inhabitants by 2025.
This sector is therefore destined to transition from a mainly diesel fleet to a multi-energy fleet, which will impact companies’ logistics, human resources and finances.