FREVUE comes to an end
Since 2013, the cities of Amsterdam, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Rotterdam and Stockholm and their local partners have exposed over 80 Electric Freight Vehicles (EFVs) to the day to day rigours of the urban logistics environment.
The project proved that electric vans and trucks could offer a viable alternative to diesel vehicles, particularly when combined with innovative urban logistics applications, innovative logistics management software, and with well-designed (local) policies.
Within the last period of the project, a significant amount of results became available. To make it more reader-friendly, a series of factsheets has been design and is now available on the FREVUE website. The factsheets cover some specific case studies, policy experimentations and of course, the environmental, social, economic and operational results of the project.
Among the major results - also summarised in the FREVUE brochure - the impressive environmental results (of 105 vehicles only):
- NOx savings of up to 2,000 kg;
- PM10 savings of over 70 kg,
- CO2 savings of 180 tonnes
In monetary terms, figures are significant too. If, in London alone, we could electrify 10% of the freight fleet by 2021, we could save over € 1billion in reduced health impacts and abatement costs.
- Monetary savings from NOx reductions: €995 million
- Monetary savings from CO2 reductions: €15 million
Most of the results are also presented in the project's video clip.
To make this happens, FREVUE has designed short recommendation brochures for all types of stakeholders: local authorities, electricity network operators, fleet managers and operators and Vehicle suppliers. All recommendation brochures are available online.