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Statement from Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), concerning the 5th amendment ordinance on the field trial with long trucks

Berlin, 22 July 2015

“The field trial shows that long trucks are safe, relieve burdens on the roads and the environment, and reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Up to 25 percent of CO2 per ton of goods transported will be saved. This makes long trucks into real eco-trucks. We therefore welcome the coming expansion of the network for testing long trucks. This is an important signal for encouraging innovation in road freight traffic. And the German states that have so far been hesitant should quickly open up for the field trial.”

Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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