Interactive Online Debate
27 October 2022 @ 16h00-17h00 CET

Full speed ahead: electrifying trucks in Europe

Live from the European Parliament

Presented by ECTA

Join the Live Debate on How Europe Will Decarbonise Road Freight.

On Thursday, 27 October, The Brussels Times and European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA) will be hosting a live-streamed debate on road freight decarbonisation.

The debate will give attendees an overview of the different industry perspectives on the importance of shifting away from fossil fuels to greener, cleaner, and more energy-efficient solutions in the road transport sector.

Considering the current state of the world’s environment and the very pressing energy issues facing Europe, this discussion couldn’t come at a more relevant time. 

The interactive debate will feature top EU decision makers and business representatives on what is needed to increase the pace of transition to fully decarbonise EU road freight at EU and national levels. This event shows that Europe is not only committed to decarbonisation, but firmly on the path to electrifying long-range freight transport.

Ahead of this roadshow event, the road freight community has also been asked to share its best ideas on how the EU can boost the transition to zero emission trucks via a crowdsourcing platform on the European Clean Trucking Alliance website. More than 70 proposals and solutions have been received from the community and all the questions that will be asked by the moderator to the speakers are solutions coming from the ideas received in the crowdsourcing ideas platform. 

The debate will cover the key issues facing the EU, including the availability of e-trucks for fleet owners, required C02 standards for a successful transition to zero emissions, the state of charging infrastructure and the readiness of individual countries for e-trucks. 


27 October 2022


16h00 – 17h00 CET (Brussels Time)



Dan Sobovitz, Founder of

You can still register for the ECTA Roadshow event day HERE.

Join this live discussion and influence EU decision policy on road freight decarbonisation.

Organised with the kind support of the European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA)

Our high-level panel will include

Karima Delli

Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Transport Committee​​​​​​

Frank Verhoeven

CEO of Vos Logistics

Clément Beaune

Minister Delegate for Transport of France

Charlotte Nørlund-Matthiessen

Policy Adviser in the cabinet of Commissioner Adina Valean, Commissioner of Transport 

Marian-Jean Marinescu

Member of the European Parliament and Committees on Transport and Environment

Lars Mårtensson

Environment & Innovation Director, Volvo Trucks

Our moderator

Dan Sobovitz

Moderator + Founder of

The livestream will be available on this page on the day of the event (October 27th).

No registration is required.

Watch the discussion live and get involved.

Have your questions answered by the speakers, submit your ideas to decision-makers, and participate in polls and debates in real-time.