As a partner in the FREVUE project, the City of Amsterdam has been actively supporting the uptake of electric freight vehicles (EFVs), using different incentives, from purchase subsidies to encouraging zero emission deliveries in the procurement of its own office supplies.
Among the most effective actions are operational incentives for freight companies using EFVs in the city centre. These incentives aim at contributing to a positive business case for logistics companies using zero emission vehicles. From March 2015 to April 2017, the City of Amsterdam granted traffic regulation exemptions to seven logistics operators using EFVs, for both vans and trucks. The exemptions concerned parking regulations. The main finding is that the exemptions contributed to an increased productivity of drivers thanks to reduced walking distances, more deliveries per day, shorter stops and a decreased anxiety related to illegal parking.
An overview of these privileges and an evaluation of the effects on operations after a period of six months are summarised in a comprehensive new FREVUE factsheet. The evaluation was carried out by TNO, the research partner responsible for the economic analysis under the FREVUE project.
To read the factsheet, click here.