WWU: Good opportunities for emission-free truck traffic

WWU: Good opportunities for emission-free truck traffic-truck

If it goes to the United Nations, the world should be emission-free from 2050. In order to achieve this goal, especially in the area of transport enormous efforts are needed. And that does not only apply to the car. The freight transport must also get along without fossil fuels. A very ambitious plan.

And yet he does not seem impossible. A research group of Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat (WWU) Munster has now set out in the journal of Energy Storage magazine that battery and fuel cell trucks in long-distance traffic are currently not competitive in comparison with diesel trucks – but that it is “technological control lever “And opportunities of price reduction give to achieve this. The results of this study have now summarized the EMU in a message. The research group has taken into account according to own information in addition to operating and capital costs also lost profits due to loading times and lower payload. As case study, the US market served, whose decarbonization is made more difficult by a comparatively low diesel price.

“The dynamic development of the energy density of batteries and efficiency increases in fuel cells will bring the costs of Zero-emission trucks in long-distance traffic close to the diesel,” says the lead author Lukas Mauler. For a final breakthrough, however, are hydrogen to the highways as well as price reductions for fast loading.

Especially in truck long-distance traffic, the requirements of range, payload and utilization of vehicles are high, it says in the study. The use of batteries and fuel cells allowed emission-free operation, but would differ significantly in important technological features such as efficiency, weight and charge or refueling time. Transparency on the impact of these characteristics at the cost is important for freight forwarders who want to reduce emissions of their fleet – and for truck manufacturers to offer attractive products.

According to researchers, the competitiveness of Zero-Emission trucks would first be achieved on shorter routes and gradually extend to longer distances. In addition to the pure distance, however, the type of cargo also plays an important role in choosing the most cost-effective alternative to diesel. For light goods such as packages or refrigerators, the charging volume of the limiting factor – in liquids or building materials, however, decide the weight limit.

In volume-limited transport, Mauler holds more cost-effective lithium iron phosphate batteries for the drive of choice, with heavy charges or distances beyond 600 kilometers, lighter batteries or fuel cells are the advantage. The prerequisite for a nationwide transformation of long-distance transport is an optimal tank and loading infrastructure, it is called in the study – with regenerative energies.

The choice of the best technology is also important to observe the development of autonomous driving. For example, the drivers could no longer use their legally prescribed breaks to load battery trucks, fuel cell trucks beside the advantage of low refueling time. Conclusion of researchers: The multitude of technological and market-related factors speaks for the use of regionally distinctive use of both drive technologies.

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3 thoughts on “WWU: Good opportunities for emission-free truck traffic”

  1. Well, clearly it has a clean technology against a dirty first because the corridor damage of the latter will be worn by the general public. A waste company, the recycled or. Apparently disposed of it harder than one who simply tilts the garbage somewhere. Until this practice is prohibited or more difficult.

  2. “Only a brummi, who does not buzz anymore is a good brummi.”

    Now that only has to happen with relevant quantities – but you work with high pressure &# 128578;

  3. In addition to the emission-free truck traffic, a reduction in truck traffic in Europe should also be considered. There is far too many unnecessary rides.

    Why do you have to transport tons to butter from Ireland to southern Germany? – In Baden-Wurttemberg and Bavaria and the adjoining federal and EU countries, there are enough cows and dairies.

    Why do bakeries have to throw away bread and bread rolls in the evening? – But nationwide had countless vices with fertilizers, drown, flour, etc. unnecessarily through the landscape carts.

    For meat and sausage, feeds are only driven throughout the country and other EU countries, then the animals and the meat and sausages produced therefrom. And thus the cheap still cheaper becomes plenty of water and thickening agents are mixed, which further increases the weight to be transported. Many sausages runs the durability date and they land in the trash.

    For clothes a similar game, much is now worn-up, a few times worn or not worn at all and thrown away right away. So countless tons are transported around half the world to be transported again with a short stopover around half the world to the garbage charges.

    And in the clothes still comes the transport of raw materials, the yarns (often long transports to other countries to dye) and the fabrics, as rarely everything is made in a country.

    For environmental and climate protection, the reduction of goods transport and if something needs to be transported, then not so much by truck on the streets, but more on the rails.


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