Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe

FREVUE is an EU Seventh Framework Programme funded project which will demonstrate new freight delivery approaches to create a quality urban environment, while supporting business growth.

FREVUE Final Conference on 21 June 2017

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:

  • Gain insight to the process of integrating EFVs in daily city logistics operations
  • Discover the economic, environmental/air quality and operational benefits of EFVs
  • See fully electric vans and trucks on display in the Guildhall courtyard
  • Have the opportunity to meet with experienced stakeholders in the field of electric logistics
  • Learn how to be part of developing the electric freight sector in Europe.

Register to the event here. A draft programme can be found here. Speakers tbc.

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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;

  • Goods deliveries (including food, waste, pharmaceuticals, packages and construction goods)
  • Novel logistics systems and associated ICT (with a focus on consolidation centres which minimise trips in urban centres)
  • Vehicle types (from small car-derived vans to large 18 tonne goods vehicles)
  • Climates (from Northern to Southern Europe)
  • Diverse political and regulatory settings that exist within Europe

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
tdmuenchmeyer@westminster.gov.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7641 1436

http://frevue.eu

CRP Team members

Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer

Programme Manager Electric Freight

Susannah Wilks

Director

Carol Quamina

Operations Manager

Maxine Diakabana

Monitoring and Finance Co-ordinator

Project stats

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Fully electric vans and trucks procured and deployed in 8 cities across Europe. Ranging from under 3.5 tonnes to 18 tonnes
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Fully electric 7.5 tonne UPS trucks operational in central London

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Charging stations operational across 8 FREVUE cities
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Vehicles monitored and continuous data received from

Project partners

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