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According to various statistics, an average truck emits around 130 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometer. However, this value could be substantially reduced by equipping these vehicles with solar panels. About 6,000 kilograms of CO2 and €2,500 in fuel costs could be saved per year by installing solar panels on the roofs of trucks or trailers. Dutch start-up IM Efficiency, manufacturer of  SolarOnTop, is already working on the final practical test.

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