The eGLM partnership wants to take an important step in making the transport sector more sustainable. Using the unique combination of five 100% electric trucks with associated (fast) charging infrastructure, eGLM aims to boost innovation in the logistics sector. In addition, the electric trucks will minimize CO₂ production, air pollution and noise as much as possible.
Combined demand from a fleet of electric trucks and ultra-fast charging infrastructure will kick-start the electric truck market and take the first steps towards mass uptake. This should lead to stronger competitiveness for the participating partners, as well as for the overall European market.
The INTERREG 'electric Green Last Mile' (eGLM) project focuses on short trips (maximum 150km) for heavy transport in the region of the European logistics hotspots Venlo (Netherlands) and Duisburg (Germany). Clean, quiet and environmentally friendly transport is the objective.
During the eGLM project, the electric trucks and charging infrastructure will be tested and monitored. This in terms of technology but also in terms of deployment. This is done in collaboration with Fontys Automotive, Fontys ILEC and FH Aachen. The results will be publicly shared in order to accelerate the transition to sustainable alternatives in the transport sector.