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Electric Vehicles for Urban Logistics and Commercial Transport – User Needs and Obstacles

Luft, Daniela and Ehrler, Verena Charlotte (2015) Electric Vehicles for Urban Logistics and Commercial Transport – User Needs and Obstacles. URban freight and BEhavior change 2015, 30.September -1.Oktober 2015, Rom, Italien.

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Abstract

Commercial transport and logistics constitutes 30% and more of transport related emissions in cities today already and it is expected, that these forms of traffic will increase in the future due to the urbanisation trend. In order to reduce local emissions, electromobility for urban logistics is presenting itself as an interesting alternative to conventional, combustion engine powered vehicles. Based on empirical research in form of an online survey, using the example of Berlin, Germany, this research identifies potential user groups for electromobility for urban logistics and their transport demand characteristics. It analyses their needs and requirements regarding electric vehicles for urban logistics and compares them to needs and concerns as perceived by potential users. Findings are complemented and validated with data extracted from other transport surveys, namely the KiD Kraftfahrzeugverkehr in Deutschland 2010, which contains 115,000 trips of about 70,000 vehicles. The text closes with an overview on user groups within the context of urban deliveries for whom a shift to electromobility is more within reach as well as an overview on the most frequently encountered obstacles when analyzing shifting potential for urban logistics.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/101026/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Electric Vehicles for Urban Logistics and Commercial Transport – User Needs and Obstacles
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Luft, Danieladaniela.luft (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ehrler, Verena CharlotteIVFUNSPECIFIED
Date:30 September 2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:urban logistics; electric vehicles; user needs; urban distribution
Event Title:URban freight and BEhavior change 2015
Event Location:Rom, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30.September -1.Oktober 2015
Organizer:Department of Political Science, University of Roma Tre, Italy
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Luft, Daniela
Deposited On:13 Jan 2016 17:07
Last Modified:10 May 2016 23:39

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