Daimler’s CEO Martin Daum to chair ACEA’s Commercial Vehicle Board

Will Shiers
January 21, 2021

Daimler Truck AG CEO Martin Daum has replaced Scania CEO Henrik Henriksson as the new chair of the Commercial Vehicle Board of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

“Climate change is at the top of the agenda of the commercial vehicle industry as the most fundamental challenge for humanity and the global economy,” said Daum.

“Our number one priority this year is to work with policy makers to pave the way for carbon-neutral road transport."

"This process has to pick up further pace as it takes about 10 years for our customers to completely renew their fleets. Having a fully CO2-neutral road freight transport sector by 2050 is our ultimate goal."

"The transformation of our sector to carbon neutrality will be unprecedented, both in speed and scale. We stand ready to work together with all stakeholders to implement a clear roadmap which includes the deployment of truck-suitable charging and hydrogen fuelling infrastructure, and a policy framework that makes zero-emission technologies the best option for our customers.”

ACEA’s CV Board of Directors elects its chairman on an annual basis, and Daum will hold the position throughout 2021.

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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