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On the way to zero-emission heavy-duty transport in Europe

Technological opportunities and need for action
Tuesday 4 December 2018, 14:30 - 18:00
Brussels44Center, Passage 44, Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 44, 1000 Brussels

This event, hosted by the International Council on Clean Transportation and the Oeko-Institut, offers a high-level
discussion on how European countries are working to shift to zero-emission heavy-duty transport. The event will
feature presentations on technical analyses of zero-emission technologies and how they can contribute to the
decarbonization of the European transport sector. These will be followed by a panel discussion by government and
industry representatives supporting and implementing zero-emission technologies to ensure a zero-emission heavy-
duty transport sector. The discussion will explore how these efforts at the national level can be scaled up to a
European level, helping to achieve climate change, air quality, and clean energy goals.

Event outline

14:30 Registration

15:00 Welcome and opening remarks
• Sandra Wappelhorst, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

15:10 Presentations: recent research and new developments in technology, costs and markets
• Transitioning to zero-emission heavy-duty road freight vehicles: Economic and environmental aspects of
technology options
Dale Hall, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
• A system perspective on zero-emission heavy-duty road freight transport and challenges for a
successful market entry
Florian Hacker, Oeko-Institut

15:40 Early lessons from the practical side
• Zero-emission heavy-duty road freight transport: A view on the practical side
Andrea Dorothea Schön, Schenker AG

15:50 Audience question and answer

16:00 Panel discussion moderated by Francisco Furtado, International Transport Forum (ITF)
• Magnus Höglund, Scania CV AB
• Steve Phillips, Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR)
• Jan Pettersson, Trafikverket, Swedish Transport Administration
• Thorsten Wege, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
• Maurizio Maggiore, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

16:55 Closing remarks

17:00 Networking and snacks

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to For further questions please contact Sandra
Wappelhorst by email at or by phone at +49 (30) 847129-126.

The event is hosted in the course of projects supported by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation
and Nuclear Safety of Germany.