Are electric trucks a highway to a low-carbon future or a dead end?

Electric trucks of German truck-maker MAN SE, but what will it take to electrify more heavy-duty vehicles? Image: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Dolf Gielen

Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Francisco Boshell

Lead Innovation, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Arina Anisie

Associate Programme Officer on Renewable Energy Innovation, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)


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Electric vehicles market growth in a Paris Agreement-aligned scenario – more than 1.1 billion EVs fuelled by renewable electricity by 2050 Image: IRENA (2020), Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

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