Dutch – German collaboration

Project

The INTERREG-project ‘electric Green Last Mile’ (eGLM) focuses on heavy distribution, in short trips (trips of max 150km) in the region of the European logistics hotspots Venlo (the Netherlands) and Duisburg (Germany). Clean, quiet and environmentally friendly transport in real time situations.

Innovation

The electric trucks and the charging infrastructures will be state of the art. The combination of 40 and 44 ton trucks with an extremely large battery pack and ultra-fast chargers has not been put into practice before. The combined demand of the eGLM partnership will make it possible for vehicle manufacturers and developers of charging infrastructure to implement these technological innovations.

Through the combination of large batteries and ultra-fast charging, optimum use can be made of the electric trucks’ capacities. This will be made possible by means of strategically planned ultra-fast chargers and new smart logistics concepts. Partly thanks to the low noise level, the trucks can also be used in the evening and at night.

Smart e-truck planning at eGLM goes hand in hand with a collaborative model for sharing e-trucks. "Always in motion" ensures a high mileage. Since an electric truck has fixed high costs, and lower operational costs, a high mileage will be beneficial for the business case. eGLM will also be testing concepts for this before sharing capacities (e-truck sharing) between the eGLM partners.

Financing

The total project budget is € 5,200,000. The eGLM project is being implemented within the framework of the ‘INTERREG V A program Germany-the Netherlands’ and is financially supported by the European Union, the Province of Limburg and the MWIDE NRW (Ministry of Economic Affairs of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia). The time frame is 3.5 years in the period 2017-2020.

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