Transportation of people, goods and raw materials accounts for around 24% of the world’s total energy consumption and almost 30 percent of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions worldwide. While the emissions from vehicles like passenger cars are often the first consideration given their high volume, non-rail transport of either people or goods like buses, ferries and industrial vehicles also have a significant impact. For example, in the EU, although trucks, buses and coaches account for less than 5 percent of traffic they account for about 25 percent of vehicle CO2 emissions. In addition, diesel engines emit significant amounts of particulate air pollution, which can be harmful to people’s health.

Given the urgency to reduce the impact on our planet, in addition to ongoing price and supply volatility of fuel, it is critically important for companies to transition to a sustainable transport approach to reduce both their emissions and energy consumption. To prevent...

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