INNOVATION CAMP TRUCK TALK
Iveco, Mercedes and DAF talk about the challenges of bringing alternatively powered trucks to the market
As part of the roadmap towards sustainable racing, ETRA, the promoter of the championship, continues to utilise its platform to drive change.
A new addition in the Goodyear FIA ETRC paddock this year is the Innovation Camp, which is organised in collaboration with the local Event Organisers and the International Truck of Year (ITOY).
“With our new area we want to provide the manufacturers with a platform, to showcase their sustainable developments and present alternatively powered trucks at our events, to help increase the acceptance of new technologies in the industry and amongst truck drivers,” said ETRA managing director Georg Fuchs.
ITOY Chairman Gianenrico Griffini added: “The Innovation Camp is a powerful platform for truck manufacturers to show what the industry can deliver today in terms of sustainable transport and meet tomorrow's transport needs.”
The Innovation Camp debuted in the paddock at the season opener in Misano, displaying the bio-LNG powered IVECO Pace truck as well as a Mercedes eActros, a DAF CF Electric and a Renault D16 Z.E.
Business representatives from Iveco, Mercedes and DAF talked about the challenges of bringing alternatively powered trucks to the market, why they have chosen to pursue certain sustainable technologies and they also discuss, how they can help with the professional truck driver shortage.
Watch what they had to say HERE