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Eighteen European companies recently founded the European Clean Trucking Alliance. The organisation intends to promote decarbonisation and emission-free transport.

The European Clean Trucking Alliance was established on 15 July 2020. The newly formed coalition consists of eighteen leading European companies. ECTA members include well-known transport and logistics companies – Girteka and Deutsche Post DHL Group, and corporations such as Ikea, Nestle, Michelin. Generally speaking, ECTA business members employ more than 1.6 million people worldwide and generate annual sales in excess of €325 billion. The latter figure is comparable to Denmark’s GDP.

ECTA members have set themselves the goal of achieving the emission targets proposed in EU climate legislation by 2030 and a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. Ikea, for example, plans to reduce its road transport emissions by 70%, while Nestle wants to reduce them by half.

The initiative is also supported by various associations and organisations.

Shortly after the formation of the ECTA coalition, ECTA also published its first demands to the EU. They concern, among other things, the transition to emission-free trucks, in order to achieve the decarbonisation goal.

 

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