Emissions targets are a 'stretch', says freight industry

Brent Melville
Fri, 20 May 2022

Emissions targets are a 'stretch', says freight industry
Freight companies are embarking on low emission pilots, but more development 'needs to be done'. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Brent Melville
Fri, 20 May 2022
Transport bosses are sceptical that the government's emissions reduction targets for the sector can be achieved.The government’s emissions reduction plan (ERP) assumes about 50,000 diesel-powered trucks can be swapped out for low or zero-emission vehicles that do the same job by 2035. That's despite the technology not yet being in place and the high cost of converting trucks and heavy vehicles to electric, biofuel or hydrogen, the freight industry says.Waka Kotahi NZ Transport counts more than 26,000 transport companies in NZ...

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