In recent years, the trucking industry has witnessed a profound transformation in the development of zero emission powertrains, driven by a confluence of legislative initiatives, increased investment by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) into zero-emission powertrains, and fleet owners wanting to reduce their carbon footprint. Stringent environmental regulations, particularly aimed at reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the impact of transportation on climate change, have propelled the industry towards embracing zero emission technologies. Notably, major OEMs are investing heavily in the research and development of electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies, seeking to create commercially viable zero emission trucks. These endeavours not only align with regulatory requirements but also reflect a commitment to a more sustainable and economically efficient future for the trucking industry. As legislation continues to evolve and OEMs intensify their efforts, the development and adoption of zero emission powertrains in the trucking sector are poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the next era of transportation.
There are significant obstacles to overcome before zero-emission trucks can replace diesel trucks in all applications. They must be able to provide adequate range and flexibility of operation to fulfil fleet operators' daily duty-cycle requirements while maintaining or improving dependability and performance over today's combustion engine trucks at an economically acceptable total cost of ownership.
This webinar will delve into the key components of zero emission truck technology, its current state of development, and the potential implications for the future of logistics. IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Shazan Siddiqi will present IDTechEx's analysis of this rapidly developing market, with insights from IDTechEx's new "Electric and Fuel Cell Trucks 2024-2044: Markets, Technologies, and Forecasts
" report, and will discuss:
- The current state of the zero-emission truck market
- What zero-emission trucks need to deliver for commercial rollout
- Key enabling technologies: batteries/motors / charging infra
- Battery vs fuel cell powertrains
- IDTechEx's outlook for zero-emission truck deployment