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.
The European Union wants to bring more climate-friendly cars on the road by 2030. New cars should produce 37,5 percent less CO2 than in 2021 (95 grams per Kilometer). For light commercial vehicles, the 2030 target is set at a CO2 reduction of 31 percent. The automotive industry criticized the new rules as excessive and unrealistic.
The transport sector uses little electricity today. It accounts for less than 2% of total global electricity demand, according to the World Energy Outlook. Rail is the largest user, responsible for about 70% of transport electricity demand. Plans for further electrification in railways and new subways, especially in developing economies, may lead to a small increase.
The Trens Solar Train provides comfortable passenger transport in historic city centers, on boulevards, or on routes to park-and-ride (P+R) facilities on the outskirts of inner cities, on the premises of nature and event parks and Business Centres. Passengers and pedestrians are instantly aware of the environmental-friendly character of the Trens Solar Train.
Battery electric cars emit fewer greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published last week. Promoting renewable energy and circular economy, including the shared use of vehicles and product design that supports reuse and recycling, will help maximize the …
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.
Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more US commercial fleets to electrify, according to a UPS and GreenBiz study. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to …
With the growing number of lorries that have to be in the center every day, the Dutch city centers are in danger of being blocked. City Hub is fighting against this with green city distribution from smart warehouses on the outskirts of the city. And soon with the Zolution.
According to Dutch RAI/BOVAG on January 1st, 2018, there were 957,239 commercial vehicles ≤ 3.5 tons in total on the Dutch roads (fleet). The amount of commercial electric vehicles on January 1st was 2,208 (0.23% of the total). Since January 2018 the number of electric vehicles increased 495 to 2,703 at the end of August …
The I.D. Buzz Cargo van is a new entrant in Volkswagen’s I.D. lineup of electric concept cars. The transporter concept was presented at the IAA Commercial Vehicles conference in Hannover, Germany, as a progressive sibling of the I.D. Buzz, the all-electric, autonomous Microbus concept first unveiled at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.