The transition to a transportation system based on renewable energy will likely mean that electric-powered trucks will be used, especially in urban areas. Electric-powered vehicles reduce or eliminate local emissions of gases and particles, as well as noise. The energy consumption for a given transportation assignment is also expected to decrease.
In ELLOG, two use cases will be analyzed: distribution (ELDIS) and garbage removal (ELSOP), with the intent of creating a basis for demonstrating logistics plans for fleets of electric-powered vehicles. A suitable plug-in infrastructure, with charging points in depots, terminals and/or large incoming and outgoing delivery points, is required for both types of vehicles. A third sub-project, ELLAD, will analyze factors such as transport volumes to and from (and the distance between) different centers to study the potential of various charging station placements and the effects in light of future needs. An integrated working method is planned, with exchanges between the subprojects, in which the application projects will receive data from and contribute data to the charging project.