Did you know? The goal of zero emissions for 2050, translates for the heavy transport industry in a reduction of emissions of 15% in 2025. And this is something that is almost achieved after the consolidation of hydrogen.
It was announced by the newspaper ABC.
Electrification, either through the hybrid, plug-in, or 100 percent electric models, is gaining ground among utility vehicles or urban transport. But the installation of batteries in heavy vehicles and dedicated to the transport of goods over long distances does not prove to be completely effective through models that have to be recharged through an outlet.
When looking for alternatives, IVECO has been betting on future solutions for more than two decades to find alternatives to fuels such as diesel. From this strategy emerged the first natural gas vehicles for the collection of urban waste. Today, the manufacturer has a wide range, from light to medium and heavy industrial vehicles, in natural gas and electric and hybrid versions in the passenger transport segment.
Likewise, in 2019 in a Joint Venture with Nikola, IVECO reinforced this commitment to decarbonize road transport, with the development of electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells.
According to Pablo Cebrián, IVECO Vice President of Engineering, hydrogen is a good way to reduce emissions feasible for heavy transport. He says that although 15 percent does not seem like that much, it is for an industry that has been engaged for 15 years in reducing local emissions without penalizing consumption. “This is not feasible without the contribution of zero-emission, electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.”