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 goal.
The electric trucks and the charging infrastructure are state-of-the-art. The combination of 40 and 44 ton trucks with a large battery pack and dedicated ultra-fast charging stations has never been put into practice before. The eGLM partnership combines the demands of various logistics transport companies and thus enables vehicle manufacturers and charging infrastructure developers to develop and implement these technological innovations more quickly.
The capacities of the electric trucks are optimally utilized on the basis of a large battery pack, strategically placed ultra-fast charging stations as well as new smart logistics concepts. Moreover, it is possible to use the electric trucks in the evening and night due to the low noise level.
Smart e-truck planning goes hand in hand at eGLM with a collaborative e-truck sharing model. "Always in motion" ensures higher mileage, which benefits the business case, since an electric truck has high fixed costs but lower operating costs. eGLM will also test concepts for capacity sharing (e-truck sharing) between the eGLM partners.
The total project budget is € 5,000,000. The eGLM project is implemented within the framework of the INTERREG VA program Deutschland-Nederland and is financially supported by the European Union, the Province of Limburg and the MWIDE NRW (Ministry of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia, "Ministerie voor Economische Zaken van de deelstaat Nordrhein-Westfalen").
The time frame is 6 years in the period 2017-2022.
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 commitment. This is done in collaboration with Fontys University of Applied Sciences and FH Aachen. The results will be shared publicly, in order to contribute to accelerating the sustainability of the transport sector.