The Road to Zero Emissions: The Future of Trucks, Transport and Automotive Industry Supply Chains

  • 4h 28m
  • Alistair Williamson, Dennis Evans, Des Evans
  • Kogan Page
  • 2020

The transport industry has an important role to play in addressing climate change and the environmental challenges facing governments, businesses and individuals. Achieving net zero emissions by 2050 will require this sector, which is a large contributor of emissions, to innovate, adapt and drive positive change. New technologies including batteries and alternative fuels will all be significant, as will developing different approaches and outlooks.

The Road to Zero Emissions is the comprehensive guide for those in the transport industry to understanding what can and is being done to tackle climate change. Through examining established companies and new entrants in the automotive space, readers are provided with examples of the importance of infrastructure, business innovation and financing for the future. In addition to this, the role of governments in establishing policies, such as zero-emission zones, is also discussed. Progressing towards zero emissions requires immediate change and this book will start you on the journey.

About the Authors

Dennis Evans has held senior positions in truck manufacturing companies around the world, most recently with a division of VW Commercial Vehicles. He has worked in the UK, Europe, USA, South America, Middle East and Africa, with all of the major vehicle manufacturers.

Des Evans is an honorary Professor within the Advanced Services Group at Aston University Business School. He was awarded an O.B.E. for services to the Motor Industry.

Alistair Williamson started as a technical engineer with Bedford Trucks and graduated through senior engineering roles at Scania UK and MAN AG, becoming Global Marketing Director for MAN AG based in Munich. He has operated his own successful Marketing consultancy for 14 years.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Road to Zero Emissions
  • The Fall of the Diesel Engine and the Rise of the Electric Motor
  • Climate Change Action and the Paris Agreement
  • The Climate Change Challenge
  • Infrastructure Challenge and the Role of Government
  • ‘Shock Waves’ in the Global Battery Market
  • Global Energy Systems and the Impact of Electric Vehicles
  • EV Development and the World's ‘Top 10’ Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers
  • ‘New Kids on the Block’ – New Entrants into the EV Market Space
  • Alternative Fuels to Diesel and Electricity for Trucks and Transportation
  • Business Innovation in the Automotive Sector
  • Financing the Future
  • Journey Milestones
  • The Journey Continues – 2050 and beyond
  • Glossary
  • Units of Measure