The 2018 UK edition of the European Study Group with Industry (ESGI), Bath, 16 – 20 July 2018
January 22, 2018
Our EU projects with industry
January 23, 2018

Goods Distribution with Electric Vehicles, March 2, 2018

Professor Gilbert Laporte explores the potential for using electric vehicles in the goods transport sector.

The motivation is summarized in the following abstract:

Demand for electric vehicles has soared in the past year, mostly in the area of passenger vehicles. However, there is also a huge potential for increased use of electrical vehicles (EVs) in the goods transport sector.The use of EVs for goods distribution opens up a wide range of research problems. In this talk, Professor Gilbert Laporte will explore some important aspects to consider, including information on the purchase cost of EVs, market shares, adoption by companies, technical considerations regarding batteries, cost competitiveness, and adoption incentives.

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