Social and regulatory pressures are driving commercial fleets to a zero-emission future. This was one of the key findings of a recent report by Shell and Deloitte. However, it also shows that fleets are still moving away from diesel internal combustion engines (ICEs) and that, despite measures to limit emissions, in 2022 the sector will contribute about 9% into global emissions. to double by 2050, it is important to move from high-carbon platforms to low-emission alternatives.
Strict rules and mature technologies make zero-emission networks an increasingly viable reality. However, Axel Schmidt, head of Accenture Global Automotive Lead, argues that these plans remain limited due to fluctuations in some fleets with a shift to electric vehicles (EVs) and alternative fuels. “Diesel continues to dominate for more than half a century. For the shift to remain viable, manufacturers need to strengthen confidence not only in fuel but also in infrastructure and regulations. ”