29 Nov 2019

Plea for policy support for emission-free goods transport

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Together with 30 other European companies from industry, trade and logistics, and associations, cities and regions, Contargo has signed a letter to the new European Commission.

This letter contains a plea to policy makers to fix sales objectives for emission-free trucks and transporters, and to set up a specific European investment fund to improve the charging structure for electric vehicles and electric trucks. The joint aim is to raise the EU’s emission reduction target for 2030 to 55 percent, so that the EU can become climate neutral by 2050.

Contargo supports these demands because the enterprise is planning decarbonisation by 2050, and has already implemented numerous measures and investments. For instance, the truck fleet now has two fully electric heavy semi-trailers for container transport (four more will follow shortly) and Contargo is participating in the test of overhead lines for trucks. “If more zero emission trucks were produced in Germany, prices would fall and more companies would contribute to helping the EU achieve its climate targets”, says Kristin Kahl, Management Sustainable Solutions at Contargo.

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