Green trasportation

Trucks overtake passenger cars in transition to electricity

New calculations predict that a large proportion of the truck fleet in Denmark will run on electricity within the next ten years. This is due to new taxes and technological developments, but is the industry ready for the transition?

Electric truck
According to calculations, the transition from diesel to electric trucks will be much faster than the transition from fossil fuels to electricity among passenger cars. Photo: Getty Images.


The transportation sector is emitting more and more CO2 from cars, trucks, planes and shipping. To reverse this trend, more of the known solutions and technologies need to come into play.
DTU is a leader in research and education in key technologies such as green electricity, green fuels, electrification of society and battery technology development.

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Jeppe Rich

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Henrik Madsen

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