Contact for further information:
Mr. Florian Kleiner
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Tel.: +49 711 6862 8120
Mr. Martin Beermann
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaftschaft mbH
LIFE - Centre for Climate, Energy & Society
Tel: +43 (0) 316 876 1434
Electrification of transport logistic vehicles: A techno-economic assessment of battery and fuel cell electric transporter (EVS28, Goyang, Korea)
Current status of the electrification of transport logistic vehicles - Early niche markets and commercialization opportunities (EEVC 2017, Geneva, Switzerland)
Status and trends for electrified transport logistic vehicles (EEVC2015, Brussels, Belgium)
1st Workshop: Electric transport logistic vehicle technology and its application (March 19th 2015, Stuttgart, Germany)
2nd Workshop: Experiences and prospects of electric freight vehicles (April 12th 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
3rd Workshop: Electric freight vehicles - out of niche into mass market (October 19th 2016, Vienna, Austria)
4th Workshop: The Road to Electrification of Logistics (April 26th 2017, Coventry, United Kingdom)
Programme of Work
Task 27 objectives are:
To summarize the status of vehicle and infrastructure technologies, implementation and hurdles
To identify early niche markets and commercialization opportunities
To provide policy recommendations for further research and deployment activities
The working results will be published, for example within conferences, papers and within a final report.
The proposed working method of the task in order to perform the objectives is presented in the figure below. In general, the new task should be reflecting a networking activity by the exchange of information and answers to questions from participating members.
Figure 1: Task 27 working method
The working method comprises workshops, desk work and public outreach. In addition to the general expectation for the Task to be successful, it is expected that the participating members take an appropriate amount of time to support the activities and to attend the meetings.
Workshop contents, focus, organization and realization have to be discussed by the task partners.
The Operating Agent (OA) may request assistance from the partners regarding the workshop organization. Examples are finding a meeting room, contacting speakers, etc.
It is expected that the partners actively participate at the workshops.
The OA may request assistance from partners relating to pre- and post-processing operations. For example, to review documents and data, or to provide information regarding studies, projects, etc.
The OA will prepare a draft flyer proposal that will be discussed by the task partners.
The activities of writing papers, providing presentations or attending conferences will depend on the individual expectation of the task partners. This will be discussed at the kick-off meeting.
Duration of the task is about 3 years. The Task started in June 2014 and will be finished at the end of May 2017.
The current member countries are Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Participation within the task will be free of charge. However, the task is based on a work sharing principle and in kind contribution is expected.
Benefits of Participation
The organizations participating in Task 27 will broaden and deepen their own expertise in the field of electrification of transport logistic vehicles. Furthermore, it will help strengthen working relationships and international collaborations which allow for access to research done by others and general awareness of recent developments in other countries. The information shared and discussed and the work prepared can help to derivate new fields of activity to strengthen and broaden the business portfolio of the participating organization.