Austria, Canada, Chile, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have just issued a call to action urging leading nations to jointly pursue a global Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the manufacturing and adoption of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (ZE-MHDVs). The global agreement would aim to reach 100 percent ZE-MHDV sales between 2040 and 2050 because growing the ZE-MHDV sector is crucial to reaching collective Paris Agreement climate goals. Working under the auspices of CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program and campaign (Drive to ZeroTM) as well as the government of the Netherlands, the nations made this announcement at the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial in Chile yesterday. Stream the announcement on demand now at the Drive to Zero CEM12 event page.

Drive to Zero and a representative from the Netherlands are available to comment on the kick off of the ZE-MHDV Global MoU process.