Seven major European truck manufacturers pledge to end sales of diesel trucks by 2040


The heads of Europe’s largest truckmakers are set to announce plans to halt the sale of diesel vehicles by 2040, a decade earlier than originally planned. Daimler, Scania, MAN, Volvo, DAF, Iveco and Ford have formed an alliance and signed a pledge to phase out traditional combustion engines and focus on hydrogen, battery technology and clean fuels. The pledge also calls for widespread investment in energy grids and a higher tax on carbon across Europe to help drive the change. […]