Research: diversity in employment of EV in city logistics

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Employment of Electric Commercial Vehicles (ECVs) constitutes measures to achieve sustainable Urban Freight Transport (UFT). Despite a critical need for ECVs, in industry, the market penetration of ECVs in UFT has remained relatively low. To increase such market penetration, one crucial issue to consider is to obtain a satisfactory match between characteristics of ECVs and …

Automotive: the future of mobility

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Will the Automotive era come to an end in the 21st century? Looking at today’s environmental and economic challenges of the use of cars based on last century technology and listening to some trend watchers one could think so. Cars can be regarded, as an old-school status product indeed, for which there is no use, …

Groningen (NL) pupils formulate ideas for future city logistics

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In the past months, pupils from schools in the Dutch city of Groningen formulated ideas for future urban logistics in cooperation with students of the University of Groningen. ‘Web Expeditie Groningen‘ is a collaboration among the University of Groningen (UG), Public Education Groningen, the municipality of Groningen, Cisco and the Logistics Top Sector.

Lessons learned from UPS London experiments with e-trucks

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New brown vans gliding through the streets of London are part of a plan by UPS to electrify its full central London fleet of 170 vehicles. UPS has converted about one-third of its diesel vehicles to electric vehicles. UPS executives say that through their experiments, they have solved issues like high costs and putting too much strain …

Delivery startup Postmates joins 1 bln dollar Unicorn Club

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On-demand delivery startup Postmates raised $300 million in venture funding by Tiger Global to accelerate its growth. The deal values Postmates at approximately $1.2 billion. “We didn’t have plans to raise additional capital,” Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann told Term Sheet. “Tiger Global approached us and said it’s time to put some more gas in this machine. So we …