Economics of electric vehicles for city logistics

T. Van Rooijen, H. Quak

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Within the FREVUE project 80 fully electric freight vehicles have been deployed. It showed that city logistics operations can be performed by electric freight vehicles, but that at the moment the high vehicle purchasing costs are still a barrier for large scale utilisation of electric freight vehicles for logistics operations. Only for small EFVs (lighter than 3.5 tons) a short term feasible business case is possible. For the larger vans and rigid trucks, a feasible business case is not yet possible from an operator’s perspective, often not even with subsidies. Copyright © 2018 Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication31st International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2018 and International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference 2018, EVTeC 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • City logistics
  • Electric freight vehicles
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Electric vehicles
  • Freight cars
  • Trucks
  • Business case
  • Freight vehicle
  • Logistics operations
  • Purchasing costs
  • Short term
  • Costs


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