Press invitation/press release, 30 August 2019
At Meulenberg Transport in Urmond, on 3 September, the electric truck of the INTERREG electric Green Last Mile (eGLM) project will be tested. In due time, seven full electric trucks with a range of at least 150 kilometres will be taken into operation at six Dutch and German companies. After summer, the test results will be incorporated in the full electric trucks eventually supplied by FRAMO.
The combination of integrating seven full electric trucks in normal operations, introducing newly developed 300kW public ultra fast chargers for electric trucks, 50 kW destination chargers and, at a later stage, truck sharing for optimising the business case, make eGLM a unique project in Europe.
In terms of their specifications, single piece electric trucks that already exist bear no comparison with the trucks supplied for the eGLM project. The new trucks have a lot more power and torque, resulting in a unique towing weight (44 tonnes). The latest generation battery provides the truck with a range of at least 150 kilometres, and soon it will be possible to charge the battery at ultra fast speeds. This enables eGLM electric trucks to surpass the competition in all fields. The standard power is 400kW, approximately 540 hp. Peak power is 475kW, which comes down to 640 horsepower with a 11,000 Nm traction. The test version is still supplied with an existing battery, but the final version will have a nett capacity of 345kWh, sufficient for a minimum range of 150 real kilometres.
The province of Limburg and the federal state of Nordrhein Westfalen want to create a more sustainable transport sector. INTERREG Deutschland-Nederland also sees opportunities to make the many transport movements in the border region more sustainable. In order to get there, it must be tested in practice what impact full electric trucks have on business operations and what the possibilities are. That is what eGLM is for. Meulenberg Transport, CTV, BCTN, Köppen, Smurfit Kappa and Große Vehne also invest in this new technology themselves. Various tests will be performed in cooperation with Fontys and Fachhochschule Aachen. LIOF and FIER Automotive & Mobility are in charge of the project.
The press is cordially invited to the test day on 3 September, between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, at Meulenberg Transport in Urmond (Paalweg 11, 6129 EZ Urmond). You must sign up. It will be possible to film or photograph the driving truck. Tip: making drone images is recommended, due to the setting between containers and the vehicle's silence and traction.
Signing up is possible until Monday 2 September 6 pm at the latest, via e-mail, stating first name and surname, name of medium and direct telephone number. Please also indicate whether you will bring a camera team/photographer with you. E-mail to : email@example.com.
More information about eGLM: www.eglm.eu
More information about the test day:
The company Meulenberg will host the test day. All participating transport companies are present for interviews, as well as the eGLM project leaders Harm Weken of FIER Automotive & Mobility and Camille Hardy of LIOF.
LIOF, Hortense Janssen: +31(0)6 1111 1086
Van Brandt, René Bastiaans: +31(0)6 2115 3655