Unit consumption of road transport of goods

  • Lower energy efficiency progress of road freight transport since 2007, as measured by the unit consumption per ton-km (-0.3%/year at EU level) even if the vehicles are consuming less (-2.2%/year for the unit consumption per vehicle).
  • Deterioration of energy efficiency in 8 countries.
  • This slow down or deterioration is due to the drop in traffic of goods since 2007 and the slow growth since then, resulting in a sharp decrease in load factors, measured in tkm/vehicle (-1.9%/year at EU level).

Change in the unit consumption of road freight transport (EU)

Unit consumption of road transport of goods