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25 Oct.2019

Daimler Trucks & Buses targets completely CO2-neutral fleet of new vehicles by 2039 in key regions

Daimler Trucks & Buses, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, pursues a sustainable corporate strategy and aims to offer only new vehicles that are CO2-neutral in driving operation (“tank-to-wheel”) in the triad markets of Europe, Japan and NAFTA by 2039.

 

Daimler's Five decisive facts on the road to CO2-neutral transportation

 

  1. We’re committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and to shaping the future of CO2-neutral road freight transport. 

  2. We’ll offer attractive CO2-neutral series trucks: battery by 2022, hydrogen ≤ 2030. Natural gas is an expensive bridging solution that we will not continue to pursue.

  3. Our ambition: In the triad our complete fleet of new vehicles is to be CO2-neutral “tank to wheel” by 2039. 

  4. Even in 2040 the acquisition cost and the total cost of ownership of CO2-neutral trucks will presumably still exceed the cost of conventional trucks.

  5. Customers can only invest in CO2-neutral trucks if these vehicles are economically competitive. The cost disadvantages therefore need to be balanced out – and to do so we need government actions.

 

Read the full press release here.