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India has committed to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of its GDP by 45% by 2030 and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070. Reducing heavy-duty truck emissions, which are a large and growing source of overall transport emissions, will be essential to meeting these goals.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification dated 8th December 2023 mandating the installation of air-conditioning system in the cabins of motor vehicles belonging to categories N2 and N3, manufactured from 1st October 2025.

The current Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, which will end in August 2023, has been instrumental in accelerating adoption of EVs in the national capital.

Phase 1 fuel consumption standards for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) took effect in India on April 1, 2023. While they are an important first step, they do not exploit the full potential of already existing technology to reduce fuel consumption from heavy-duty trucks (HDTs). Additionally, vehicle technologies are expected to continue to advance.

Report filed on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion SUO MOTU Based on the News Item in the Hindu Newspaper, Chennai edition dated 09.04.2021, “Dumping of garbage foiled near Anamalai, trucks seized” dated 31/10/2022.

Zero-emissions trucks (ZETs) — including battery-electric trucks and fuel-cell-electric trucks — can reduce air pollution and transportation costs while enhancing industrial competitiveness, benefiting both citizens and the Indian economy. Road freight accounts for more than 25 percent of annual oil imports.

This study reviews recent literature on current and projected battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell tractor truck costs. In the available literature, battery-electric tractor truck up-front costs range from about $200,000 to $800,000, and generally costs increase with increased driving range as a function of total battery capacity.

This paper presents a total cost of ownership assessment of battery-electric Class 2b and 3 commercial vehicles between 2020 and 2040 benchmarked against the corresponding costs of gasoline and diesel powertrains.

The recently published heavy-duty vehicle certification data from the European Union are a valuable source of information to assess the values of the CO2 standards baseline, track the progress of truck manufacturers towards their reduction targets, and understand the various technology pathways chosen by manufacturers to decarbonize their fleets

An upcoming review of the heavy-duty CO2 emissions standards in the European Union will consider several adjustments to the regulation, including the possibility of extending the CO2 emissions reduction targets to other vehicle segments, as well as setting specific targets for trailers.