FREVUE open to new project partner16th November 2015 / Posted by CRP Team
The Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe (FREVUE) Project aims to prove that the current generation of electric vans and trucks offers a viable alternative to diesel vehicles. To ensure that the project is representative of the different electric freight vehicle types (from small car-derived vans to large 18 tonne goods vehicles), we would like to involve a manufacturer of larger vehicles of 7.5t and above.
Should you have suggestions or be interested yourself, please contact the FREVUE Co-ordinator, Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer, on firstname.lastname@example.org
The FREVUE project currently has 55 electric freight vehicles procured and operational across the partnership, 17 of which in London. We are getting very valuable data from these vehicles ranging from procurement and maintenance costs to kilometres driven per day and battery status at the end of each shift.
However, what we have found is that the number of larger electric freight vehicles over 7.5t in the project is less than we would have liked. Not many of these vehicles are available on the market and those that are come with a hefty price tag.
To develop a better understanding of the reasons for this lack in vehicles and to address these issues, we would like to cooperate closer with a European manufacturer of electric heavy goods vehicles.