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.
Truck traffic today is generating congestion and is responsible for a disproportionate share of transport externalities. For example, while trucks may only represent a small share of the traffic in urban areas, they generate more than half of overall emissions for specific contaminants.
A new publication presents the results of the LEFV-LOGIC project: a two-year research into the use of light electric freight vehicles for city logistics. In this project Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and HAN University of Applied Sciences, together with logistics service providers, shippers, vehicle suppliers, network organizations, knowledge institutions, …
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.
London presented a call for evidence on the opportunities available to deliver goods more sustainably. This call for evidence will allow the City of London to improve their understanding of the scale of opportunity as well as some of the current barriers to delivering goods more sustainably.
The KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis published a new report on electric LCV’s. Approximately 876,000 delivery vans were driving around the Netherlands in 2016, of which the majority were diesel-powered delivery vans.