Electric heavy-duty trucks are overall more eco-friendly, but not everywhere

In average, grid-charged electric trucks in the EU produce 63% fewer emissions than diesel trucks (based on the calculation of CO2 emissions from power production). Meanwhile, grid-charged heavy-duty trucks in Poland produce 10% more emissions than diesel trucks. This conclusion was drawn by Graham A. Major-Ex, Director of Green Business and eMobility at Sennder.

According to Ember, an energy think tank, Poland continues to generate 79% of its electricity from fossil fuels. 69% of the country’s electricity in 2022 originated from coal. Only 21% of Poland’s electricity originates from renewable sources, which is also one of the lowest rates in the EU. This is the reason for Poland’s high carbon footprint in electricity generation.

Source: trans.info