The feasibility study “Delivery traffic with battery trucks: Feasibility 2021” published a few days ago as part of the “ZeroEmissionDeliveries – Berlin” project illustrates the great potential of battery-electric trucks – and that beyond the study period under consideration. Fraunhofer ISI conducted the study on behalf of Transport & Environment (T&E) created. MAN Truck & Bus welcomes the results of the study and also points to the importance of state funding for private and public charging infrastructure as a decisive factor for implementation, as well as one of the biggest concerns of its customers.
In the first feasibility study on the electrification of regional delivery traffic, which is based on real company data, Fraunhofer ISI, on behalf of Transport & Environment, shows that the electrification of road freight traffic is already possible in the short term and promises economic advantages for companies. The economic and technical feasibility was examined using the practical example of the logistics of REWE Group in the entire region of north-east Germany. The result: almost 60 percent of the REWE fleet in the north-east region can already be electrified. For around 40 percent, switching to e-trucks is associated with economic advantages.
Andreas Tostmann, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus, is pleased with the study results, but also makes demands on politicians: “The development of charging infrastructure must now have top priority and be supported by the state. In the medium term, legislators should also decide on preferred access routes for zero-emission trucks in cities.According to Tostmann, a core charging network with charging capacities of 700 to 1000 kW must be created along the motorway in Europe by 2025.
private.-doc. dr. Patrick PlOtz led the feasibility study at Fraunhofer ISI. The most important findings from his point of view: “After evaluating all 9500 truck tours to more than 540 logistics points, one thing is certain: The currently available ranges of battery trucks are often already sufficient today to cover all urban truck tours analyzed in the study and to manage almost half of the regional tours considered with electric trucks. With optimized route planning and additional opportunity charging, the potential is even greater.”. In the case of heavy trucks over 26 tons with very long daily trips, electrification “remains a challenge” based on the current vehicle range.
Due to the high replaceability and possible cost advantages, one of the recommendations of the study is that truck operators should already consider converting their truck fleet in urban and regional delivery traffic. With the current subsidy of 80 percent of the additional costs for vehicles and infrastructure and due to the increasing CO2 price of diesel fuel and. A corresponding CO2-dependent toll could not only save truck operators costs, but also gain valuable experience in the upcoming switch to emission-free truck drives. This would give them a knowledge advantage over other fleet operators, which could give them an important competitive advantage in the future.
“The electrification of road freight transport is possible and promises economic advantages”
MAN Truck & Bus was very interested in the results of the study because they confirm our own experiences and analyses. In addition to electrification in urban areas, which would already be completely possible today, the results for regional applications are trend-setting, since around 50 percent of the routes examined would already be feasible with e-trucks.
If you now take a look at the short-term study period up to 2023, it becomes clear that in the years that follow, with improved battery technology, many additional applications and routes with electric trucks will be possible and economical. “In my view, an important conclusion of the study for our customers is that fleet operators can electrify the technically feasible routes in a timely manner and that the switch from diesel to BEVs already brings economic advantages for them in many cases,” adds Michael Treier, Sales Truck Alternative Drives at MAN Truck & Bus, who was involved in the study.
Ekaterina Boening, project manager for the feasibility study at T&E Germany, summarizes the results as follows: “The electrification of road freight transport is possible and promises economic advantages for companies”. The next federal government must “not be distracted by pseudo-solutions such as biofuels, e-fuels or gas trucks, because that would be a waste of time and money.”
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“The electrification of road freight transport is possible and promises economic advantages for companies”. The next federal government must “not be distracted by pseudo-solutions such as biofuels, e-fuels or gas trucks, because that would be a waste of time and money.”
Hasn’t this been written here for years…
From the article:
“The next federal government should “from Pseudo-solutions such as biofuels, e-fuels or gas trucks Don’t get distracted, because that would be a waste of time and money.””
Why is it always the first thing to scream for promotion as a reflex? Can’t the Hestelle even build something themselves?? Or leave it to other companies? That worked well at gas stations.
And the other half of the regional tours and the long distances therefore need another solution. Ideally, for the long distances, the train, but that has d. That comes back at the earliest in 30 years again.
Amazingly something to hear from a German institute. Otherwise it always means “technology offices”? I want to burn diesel fuels or at least biofuels or hydrogen. On that the oil companies can continue to operate their business model and rip the stupid sheep forever.