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Status and trends for electrified transport logistic vehicles

Özdemir, Enver Doruk and Kleiner, Florian and Beermann, Martin and Catay, Bülent and Beers, Eric and Moran, Bob and Lim, O.T. and Schmid, Stephan (2015) Status and trends for electrified transport logistic vehicles. European Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Congress (EEVC), 2.-4. Dez. 2015, Brüssel, Belgien.

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Due to the current dominance of conventional transport logistic vehicles, recent efforts primarily focus on technologies reducing fuel consumption of these vehicles. Another way to reduce the GHG emissions of road vehicles is the electrification of the vehicle. The electrification of road vehicles has accelerated in the recent years. However, the electrification of passenger cars seems to be prioritized over transport logistic vehicles as the first step, mainly due to the current limitation of CO2-emission primarily for passenger cars. As a consequence, the number of electrified passenger cars is significantly more than number of electrified transport logistic vehicles (as prototype, close to series production and e-conversion). Furthermore, vehicle manufacturers are not keen on producing electrified transport vehicles due to the limited demand from the market. One of the possible ways to overcome this hurdle is to establish city alliances in order to increase the number of vehicles ordered. However, during our discussions with local authorities and city municipalities, a lack of information about the status of existing electrified transport logistic vehicles and their technical specifications, as basis for decisions regarding the fleet implementation, was identified. This paper aims to close the mentioned knowledge gap by showing the recent trends in the electrified transport logistic vehicles with their detailed technical specifications. This study identified about 80 electrified transport logistic vehicles as prototype, e-conversion or close to series production in the investigated markets (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Turkey, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA, Sweden and the UK). Most of the electrified vehicles (more than 50%) belong to the vehicle category N1, most of which (>90%) are battery electric vehicles (BEV). Electric range of transport logistic vehicles vary for N1, N2 and N3 vehicles between 35-200 km, 50-200 km and 120-325 km, respectively. Furthermore, Li-Ion or Li-Iron phosphate batteries dominate the electrified transport logistic vehicles with about 75% of market share. The results suggests that currently, the offered electrified transport logistic vehicles are designed mainly for (inner-) urban transportation tasks, matching requirements of low payload and volume, low distances and vehicle speed. Besides technical advancements in the battery sector, a larger uptake of these vehicles also requires an EU policy strategy that provides clear signals to the trucking industry on climate and air quality targets.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/102234/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Status and trends for electrified transport logistic vehicles
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Özdemir, Enver Dorukdoruk.oezdemir (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kleiner, Florianflorian.kleiner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Catay, BülentSabanci UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Beers, EricRAI AssociationUNSPECIFIED
Moran, BobOffice for Low Emission VehiclesUNSPECIFIED
Lim, O.T.Ulsan UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Schmid, Stephanstephan.schmid (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:4 December 2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Market, Truck, Powertrain, Range, Battery
Event Title:European Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Congress (EEVC)
Event Location:Brüssel, Belgien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2.-4. Dez. 2015
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: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Fahrzeugsysteme und Technologiebewertung
Deposited By: Özdemir, Doruk
Deposited On:25 Jan 2016 15:24
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:59

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