Tracking Transport 2020

More efforts needed
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Trucks and buses

More efforts needed

CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2000-2030


Tracking progress 2020

Emissions from trucks and buses have risen by around 2.6% annually since 2000. While policy coverage for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) still lags behind that for cars and vans, momentum has been growing. With new policies adopted in India in 2018, and with benchmarking for the EU HDV CO2 standards beginning in July 2019, an estimated 70% of HDVs sold worldwide in 2019 were in markets that had fuel economy and CO2 emissions standards in place, compared with less than 50% in 2016. To achieve the SDS, more countries must adopt standards – and existing ones must become more comprehensive and stringent. Green freight programmes, which track and promote efficient truck operations and technologies, can help fleets and owners/operators spread best practices and share information. In urban settings, rapid electrification (especially of buses, but increasingly also of medium- and heavy-duty trucks) will help.