In China, trucks dominate the freight transport market. In 2014, this transportation method was used to move more than 33 billion tonnes of freight in the country – more than 75 percent of the total.
As a result, freight trucks are the fastest-growing source of emissions in the transport sector, although they account for only 15 percent of the total vehicles in China.
Road freight vehicles, especially heavy-duty trucks, are recognized as the most polluted mode of transport. The World Health Organization has found a strong link between air pollution exposure and public health. Transport experts are trying to find solutions to achieve green, smart and inclusive freight transport in China.