New motorisations and energy

Engaging in the battle against climate change is a decisive challenge of our times! The fifth -and latest - report by the IPCC emphasises the importance of human activity in climate change and its principal illustrations. While the road transportation sector only accounts for 9% of goods transport worldwide, it is nevertheless to blame for 55% of the three billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted every year! This, at a time when the objective is to cut transport-related carbon emissions by 40% by 2050. 

New motorisations and energy are therefore sure to be a central theme at SOLUTRANS 2017 (21 - 25 November 2017 - Lyon Eurexpo).


To date, 260 companies, many of them from Europe, have signed up to the United Nations’ SBTI (Science-Based Target Initiative). Since many of these signatories are manufacturers and distributors with a worldwide scope, some initiatives have already made an impact on transportation. For example, KERING has undertaken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by its operations, including the transportation and distribution of goods, by 50% between now and 2025.

Furthermore, major distribution groups and manufacturers are increasingly calling on their transport providers to use trucks powered by gas or other more overtly «clean» energy. 

In the interests of brand image but also by anticipation, CARREFOUR, for example, has made considerable progress in the choice of biomethane and, by its own admission, has embarked upon an ambitious transportation policy with the goal for 2025 being to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% per palette transported compared with 2010.

«To reach our objective of 200 trucks running on biofuel by the end of 2017, CARREFOUR signed listing agreements with its energy partners to open nine Bio-GNV fuels stations around the country. The trucks running on this biofuel have registered excellent environmental performances, with a 75% reduction in carbon dioxide,» stated Jean-Philppe MAZET, CARREFOUR’s transportation director, at the inauguration of the filling station in Servon, east of Paris, built in partnership with AIR LIQUIDE and which is the first stage of a wider policy aiming to deliver fuel to large French cities.

At the end of 2017, the 9 planned fuel stations will provide clean and quiet deliveries to 250 city centre shops in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and Lille.

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New motorisations and energy in the spotlight at SOLUTRANS 2017:

  • The 5th meeting of the commercial and urban vehicle sector talk, under the aegis of the PFA Automotive Industry and Mobilites
    • Opening plenary - TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER from 3pm to 5pm in Mezzanine Room 3
      • Key points for the future of the industry
      • Presentation of a White Paper, designed as a guide to choosing and purchasing all types of vehicles
        - The White Paper is the result of work conducted by «GTFM véhicules gaz», a cooperation between FFC and AFGNV under the aegis of the PFA.
        - The GTFM, or industry speciality working group, brings together a number of players from the automotive and energy industries. Its role is to address the question of alternative fuels and associated infrastructure to enable the transport sector to play an active role in the energy transition.
  • Presentation - FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER from 11am to 12.30pm in the Norbert Detoux lecture theater
    • «Commercial and urban vehicles: an energy mix developed in France and beyond our borders»