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TNO: zero-emission vehicles are an effective way to decarbonize the heavy-duty vehicle sector

Zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) are widely regarded as an effective way to reduce CO2 emissions and decarbonize the heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) sector. However, the speed at which the transition from internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) towards battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) will happen and for which vehicle segments is still uncertain.  …

Research: hydrogen versus battery electric

The UK investment in transport decarbonization is more than £27B from the government for incentivizing zero-emission vehicles as part of an urgent response to decarbonize the transport sector. The investments made must facilitate a transition to a long-term solution. The success relies on coordinating and testing the evolution of both the energy and transport systems. …

The Road Freight Zero initiative

Road freight currently generates 15% of European CO2 emissions. About 70% of those emissions come from medium- and heavy-duty trucking (MDT/HDT). These are the hardest-to-abate segments. Nevertheless, there is a growing consensus that the zero-emission (ZE) truck industry is on course to deliver competitive business cases for the decarbonization of these fleets – through battery …

Electric trucks: study pinpoints precise locations for charging infrastructure across EU

A new study pinpoints precise locations for charging infrastructure across the EU. A study conducted by Fraunhofer ISI on behalf of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) indicates key locations for the future deployment of charging points for battery-electric trucks. The study’s unique dataset can be used to help map out an EU-wide network of …

Ahold Delhaize testing electric trucks for supermarket deliveries

Dutch Peter Appel Transport, Albert Heijn, DAF Trucks, Simon Loos, and TNO are testing driving electric trucks-with-trailers in cities. As part of the test, not only fully electric trucks are used, but also plug-in hybrid trucks, a European first. The partners want to determine which functional and operational requirements they have to meet in order to deliver …

Lessons learned from UPS London experiments with e-trucks

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 …