Truck of the Future: Innovative, Fuel-Efficient and Safe

The vision presented in the 2011 White Paper on Transport Policy is the one of “a competitive and resource-efficient transport system”. Its ultimate target is to achieve a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - a challenging target to which all modes of transport need to contribute. For road freight, one of the measures proposed by the European Commission is to adapt the current rules covering heavy goods vehicles (the ‘weights and dimensions’ directive 96/53), so that aerodynamic improvements can be made.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes a revision of this legislation.