Trucksters makes the first step for a more sustainable transport with a truck model that absorbs CO2

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Transforming road transport with a firm pace towards sustainability. This is one of the priority objectives for Trucksters, which—together with the start-up Taruga—has unveiled the first truck in the world capable of absorbing carbon dioxide while on the road.

This innovative green project called “EcoTruckstersByTaruga” is part of a much broader commitment by the freight transport operator to fight against the environmental pollution and the global warming that are affecting our planet.

The model absorbs more than 4 kg of CO 2 from the atmosphere

The twelve liters of photocatalytic paint that cover the truck’s 68 m 2 of surface can absorb more than four kilograms of CO 2 through the incidence of light over the coating. These four kilograms of CO 2 are equivalent to one tree absorbing carbon dioxide for a period of three months. Even though the largest amount of absorption takes place within the first weeks, the truck’s coating will never stop absorbing carbon dioxide while on the road.

The drawn and colored patterns on both sides and rear of the truck are made of artisanal lime and graphene technology, a material with the added feature of preventing bacteria and viruses from growing thanks to the silver ions found inside the compound. The manufacture of this formula is done by the Spanish brand Graphenstone. The sentence “This mural removes CO 2 from the air” perfectly describes the project’s message.

It is already circulating on various roads in Europe

The Artificial Intelligence and Big Data-based relay trucking service that Trucksters operates with for FTL transport will gradually use vehicles such as the one presented a few days ago in the context of the European Mobility Week. An unprecedented contribution to the freight forwarding industry. Being nearly 14 m long, this vehicle is already running on the relay routes that link Spain with Benelux, Germany, and Poland. Trucksters will be able to harness the best results thanks to its relay and technology-based road transport system.

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Being nearly 14 meters long, this ecologic vehicle is already running on the relay routes that link Spain with Benelux, Germany, and Poland

Carbon-neutral routes and electric trucks

In addition to this initiative, Trucksters will launch the first carbon-neutral routes in the upcoming weeks. This means it will offset the impact truck traffic makes on these roads by investing in carbon absorption projects, such as reforestation.

Moreover, the aim of the project is to incorporate electric trucks to begin launching the very first transport routes with zero emissions in the upcoming months. With the relay freight system used by Trucksters, it is possible to avoid the main obstacle present in long-distance transport vehicles that are powered by electricity: battery autonomy, which is still limited as of

today.

Along with these actions, Trucksters is strongly committed to improving the welfare of drivers, as well as the social sustainability of professional carriers. Thanks to the relays, professional drivers —which belong to a sector with quite adverse working conditions— have the possibility of sleeping at home for a longer time.

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Two start-ups with a common goal

Gabor Balogh, Co-Founder and Head of Growth at Trucksters, explained the following during the event’s launch: “We are thrilled to have partnered with Taruga. This eco-sustainable truck is only the seed for a series of initiatives to make Trucksters’ freight service consistently more sustainable.

We will develop more trucks such as this one; additionally, these projects will take place along with other actions, such as the electrification of our own vehicles.” On the other hand, David Murcia, Co-Founder and CEO at Taruga, stated the following: “We are excited for this collaboration with Trucksters, as it will mark a milestone in the worlds of art and transport. We already did something similar at Valencia Airport, where we made several mural paintings with eco-sustainable coating to help purify the air in the terminal. We have to continue reducing the environmental impact; we owe it to the planet.”

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