Due to population growth in cities the demand for the transport is rising and therefore a growth of transport movements by trucks and vans can be observed. These movements have a negative effect on air quality, liveability, noise and safety. LEFVs (Light Electric Freight Vehicles) can be a good solution for last mile deliveries. Today one can observe a lot of enthusiasm for these types of vehicles. At the same time also the number of LEFV suppliers is rapidly growing. However, many companies are still reluctant to initiate their business with LEFVs. To overcome this problem new knowledge needs to be developed how to use LEFVs in city logistics concepts. This paper presents the real-life experiences with a living lab for urban freight
distribution based on LEFVs.
|Ron van Duin, Ewoud Moolenburgh, Nick van den Band
|Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands