Reducing GHG emissions requires smarter city logistics and zero-emission vehicles. Because the availability of electric vans and trucks is increasing rapidly, the electrification of freight to and from the city is obvious for companies. But electrification also raises questions for companies and the government.
Entering into the world of electric mobility, we have to prepare for a local public-charging infrastructure for e-mobility. Over the past five years, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) – researchers, teachers, and students, together with municipalities, research institutes and companies – have gathered and analyzed the charging data of public-charging infrastructure in the Netherlands.
A paper by the European Federation for Transport and Environment looks at the potential of battery electric heavy-duty trucking in the EU, in particular for the more difficult long-haul segment, by analyzing the technical feasibility, regulatory and market enablers and inhibitors, together with environmental impacts.
Electric Freight Vehicles (EFVs) are a promising and increasingly popular alternative to conventional trucks in urban pickup/delivery operations. A research topic is to develop trip-based Tank-to-Wheel (TTW) analyses/models for EFVs energy consumption. There are just a few studies in this area.
Despite its environmental benefits, the amount of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in use within the European Union 28 is still very limited. Poor penetration might be explained by certain factors that dissuade potential buyers. To balance these factors and promote electro-mobility, EU Member States have established incentives to increase demand. However, the various measures are scattered.