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EV’s only contributing to CO2-reduction if electricity is renewable

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For battery electric vehicles to provide a climate change mitigation alternative to traditional fuel vehicles, they must have lower lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions. The battery electric vehicles production phase is more carbon‑intensive than that of traditional vehicles, but battery electric vehicles can compensate for the higher production emissions through lower use phase emissions. These are the results …

TPR Antwerps (B) developed last mile cost model


The last mile segment is by far the most dynamic one of a total logistics chain, from both a market perspective and a process perspective. TPR Antwerps research concerning last mile logistics started with the analysis of the B2C market and with the development of the last mile typology, based on desk research.

What is the feasibility of UCC’s in Brussels (B)?

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Urban consolidation centres (UCC) are a popular measure in city logistics, which aims at rationalizing delivery trips in an urban area. However, although their environmental benefits have been extensively addressed and documented, many of the implementation cases fail to reach sufficient participation and demonstrate a viable business model. Milena Janjevic from Université Libre de Bruxelles did …

New Phd-thesis on consolidation and coordination in urban freight

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Due to growing urbanization, fragmentation of freight flows, and increasingly strict delivery conditions, cities around the world have to deal with a vastly increasing number of freight transport flows. Carriers are unable to efficiently bundle these flows, resulting in inefficient urban transport. This inefficiency contributes to negative environmental effects such as hazardous emissions, traffic jams, …