Unit consumption of road transport of goods

  • Since 2014, energy efficiency progress of road freight transport, as measured from the decrease of the road freight traffic consumption per ton-km. has accelerated at EU level (around 1%/year over 2014-2019, compared to 0.7%/year between 2000 and 2007 and 0.6%/year for the period 2007-2014). This is due to an increase in load factors.

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

  • Deterioration of energy efficiency in 15 EU countries since 2014 despite the rebound in freight traffic.  

Unit consumption of road transport of goods