Eco Friendly Transportation FT

The future of forestry transportation: ZEVs and LEVs driving change in emission and cost reductions

With an increased focus and need to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the ongoing need to reduce transportation costs — in part as a result of carbon taxes —, identifying and implementing viable options for shifting to zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) and low-emission vehicles (LEV) in the forest industry have been of increasing interest due to their lower fuel use and lower GHG emissions. As other industries and consumer markets move towards electrification at a fast pace, FPInnovations has been investigating the state of ZEV and LEV technologies as well as their readiness level for forest transportation.