A mandatory 20% cut to CO2 emissions for new trucks by 2025 is “excessively aggressive” and will slow the production process in Europe, manufacturers have warned. The warning from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) follows a vote by the full European Parliament last week in favor of a mandatory 20% cut in CO2 emissions in new trucks by 2025 and a voluntary 35% by 2030. MEPs voted 373 to 285 for the measures, which go beyond the original targets […]
Government and local authorities have been urged not to “demonise diesel” but to develop a national framework instead to encourage the take up of modern, clean diesel trucks. The call came at a conference on air quality held by vehicle manufacturers’ association the SMMT.
A new ‘split cycle’ engine that uses liquid nitrogen to achieve thermodynamic performance is claimed to save operators up to £9,000 per truck each year and slash harmful tailpipe emissions.