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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