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Title: Methodology to evaluate the operational suitability of electromobility systems for urban logistics operations
Authors: Teoh, Tharsis
Kunze, Oliver
Teo, Chee-Chong
Keywords: Urban Logistics
DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Teoh, T., Kunze, O., & Teo, C.-C. (2016). Methodology to evaluate the operational suitability of electromobility systems for urban logistics operations. Transportation Research Procedia, 12, 288-300. doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.066
Series/Report no.: Transportation Research Procedia
Abstract: A methodology was developed to evaluate the operational suitability of electromobility concepts for last-mile delivery operations. Electromobility systems consisting of electric vehicles of ten weight classes and four mid-operation charging strategies were synthesized and evaluated using a hypothetical grocery outlet replenishment scenario. A system of operational suitability indicators was developed based on the amount of and efficiency of resources needed. The results highlight a strong trade-off between single-charge driving range, payload capacity, and the minimum fleet size needed. If operational performance similar to that of diesel vehicles is to be reached, mid-operation charging could be a reasonable alternative to “simply” having a bigger vehicle battery.
ISSN: 2352-1465
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.066
Rights: © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
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