FREVUE Round Table on Environmental Impacts

22nd May 2017 / Posted by Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer

On 10th May we provided CRP Board Members and other public and private sector partners with first insights into the environmental impacts of electric freight vehicles, analysed as part of the FREVUE project, hosted by the City of London Corporation. Professor John Polak, Head of the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College, presented the findings that include results from the FREVUE project itself (over 80 electric freight vehicles deployed), an extrapolation of these results to model wider uptake levels, and the monetisation of results.

As Professor Polak concludes:  “The FREVUE results show the huge opportunity to avoid significant costs associated with air pollution, in a way that is potentially attractive to business and the public sector alike.”

The environmental benefits of electric freight vehicles are significant. With zero tailpipe emissions, these vehicles lead to an absolute reduction in NOx and PMs, the two key pollutants in London. But importantly, they also offer the benefit of high reductions in CO2 emissions. Across the FREVUE project demonstrators, the CO2 emission reduction was on average 45%.

If, by 2021, 10% of the entire London freight fleet were electric, we could therefore save £881 million through reduced health impacts and lower costs to comply with legal obligations.

Full results will be shared at the FREVUE Final Conference on 21 June 2017 at Guildhall, City of London. To register for this event, please see: http://frevue.eu/newsroom/frevue-final-conference-registration-open/

For further information, please contact the FREVUE Coordinator, Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer, on tanjadallemuenchmeyer@crossriverpartnership.org.