For more than four years, the FREVUE partners have been exposing Electric Freight Vehicles (EFV) to the day-to-day rigours of urban logistics in eight of Europe’s largest cities. Now we would like to share with you the results and the partners’ expert opinions for the future deployment of EFVs in Europe.
As the project comes to a close, the FREVUE final conference will take place in London on the 21st June 2017 and will bring together high level representatives from industry, research organisations, policy makers and specialists from across Europe.
FREVUE conference attendees will:
Budget: €14 million
The growth of cities in Europe is providing greater economic, social and cultural opportunities for its citizens. To support this growing demand for goods, services and movement however, cities are increasingly affected by significant air and noise emissions as well as increasing congestion. With the logistics industry being a significant driver of economic growth, as well as a major contributor to these issues, improvements in this sector are required to ensure our cities fulfill their potential. FREVUE (Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe) demonstrates to industry, consumers and policy makers, how electric freight vehicles can provide a solution to many of these problems. 80 electric freight vehicles are exposed to the day to day rigors of the urban logistics environment and prove that the current generation of large electric vans and trucks can offer a viable alternative to diesel vehicles; particularly when combined with state of the art urban logistics applications, innovative logistics management software and well-designed local policy.
FREVUE is a €14 million project that is co-funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and coordinated by Cross River Partnership. The FREVUE partnership is comprised of 32 local and European partners from both the public and private sectors concentrated around the cities of Amsterdam, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Rotterdam and Stockholm. London partners include Westminster City Council, UPS, UK Power Networks, Imperial College, Transport for London and Arup.
The demonstration projects have been designed to ensure the range of conditions that are common across Europe are covered, including;
At the conclusion of the project, the final objective will be to encourage the exploitation of the results through a targeted dissemination campaign aimed at decision makers across the logistics industry and associated policy makers. For more information regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact:
Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer, FREVUE Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0)20 7641 1436
Programme Manager Electric Freight
Project Support Officer
Monitoring and Finance Co-ordinator