Electric transportation in logistics systems

The transition to electric vehicles has great potential to reduce the climate impact of freight.

New vehicle technology means new requirements in how we plan our transport systems. Questions central to our research include the effects on costs and delivery services, as well as which kinds of collaboration are needed to make the transition possible. Electrification of freight is relevant for various kinds of transportation, including urban transportation, harbour transportation, regional transportation as well as long-distance transportation. The type of system that is to be electrified affects the kind of requirements and possibilities that exist, something which we must take account of if we are to make the transition as comprehensive as possible.

Electric transportation in logistics systems is one of our eight research areas in climate smart transport systems.

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