To achieve this, all John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose and Partners delivery trucks, trailers and vans – more than 3,200 vehicles in total - will have to be switched to zero-emissions vehicles.
The first Volvo FL Electric trucks have been delivered to customers in Europe.
ACEA wants truck CO2 targets to be accompanied by the right package of measures to address the structural challenges faced by truck makers and operators.
A lack of recharging and refuelling infrastructure suitable for electric and other alternatively-powered trucks across the EU threatens CO2 targets, says the ACEA.
Mercedes-Benz leads the way with truck electrification and shows great potential for urban delivery with eActros
Highways England and DfT have announced that TRL – the Transport Research Laboratory - will conduct a study into zero emission truck technologies.
DPD has opened the UK's first all-electric parcel depot in central London, and announced plans for a further seven all-electric sites in the capital.
Congestion and air quality could be improved if cargo bikes and electric vans were used for last-mile deliveries, according to the Government.
Renault Trucks has announced its second generation range of fully electric trucks.
Some experts say battery range reservations mean that diesel will be around for a long time; others feel gas-powered or hydrogen fuel cells may provide some of the clean air answers.