Transport & Environment Germany today launched the project “ZeroEmissionDeliveries – Berlin” in cooperation with several industrial partners. The project will include a feasibility study on the electrification of regional supply traffic in the food industry. Feasibility is examined using the practical example of logistics from REWE Group in Berlin and the surrounding area. In total, the delivery routes for more than 250 REWE markets in this region will be analysed.
The feasibility study is carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research under the direction of Dr. Patrick Plötz. The project consortium is characterized by its special structure. In addition to REWE Group, MAN Truck & Bus, Stromnetz Berlin, charging infrastructure manufacturer Compleo and charging infrastructure operator Allego are participating. This covers the entire value chain. The Berlin Senate Administration is also involved in the project.
At the start of the project, members of the consortium’s core group will comment:
Ekaterina Boening, Senior Policy Manager, T&E Germany:
“The joint project is an important step towards the practical implementation of e-trucks in delivery traffic. After many roadmaps, it is now time to provide more clarity for companies. With the support of Fraunhofer ISI, we are investigating what is already possible today and what steps are needed by politicians, infrastructure managers and car manufacturers to advance the electrification of truck fleets in large cities.”
Torsten Prague, Logistics Manager, REWE East:
“When supplying our supermarkets in Berlin and the surrounding area, one gear reaches into the other. A reliable drive of our truck fleet is the be-all and end-all. So far, we have been able to achieve significant savings in fuel consumption through better handling and optimised route plans. We are very interested in innovative, resource-saving solutions and are therefore happy to get involved in the project.”
Michael Treier, Sales Truck Market Preparation eMobility, MAN Truck & Bus:
“The T&E feasibility study will deliver valuable results to all stakeholders due to the integration of real customer requirements from the REWE Group. Especially for our future e-truck portfolio, I and our sales team can deduce from this which e-truck specifications will be required and which charging infrastructure will have to be built in the urban environment in the next few years.”
The project is accompanied by an advisory board with representatives of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Agora Verkehrswende, dena, NOW GmbH, NABU and ICCT.
Originally published on Transport & Environment.
Featured Image The MAN eTGM in real practice within the framework of the CNL project in Austria – the data obtained will be used in the T&E feasibility study “ZeroEmissionDeliveries – Berlin” courtesy of MAN