WP1 Assessment and ICT Framework: Data protocols, data handling procedures and an assessment framework for the demonstrators were developed. In addition, a state-of the art logistics review ensured that the lessons learnt from previous projects were taken into consideration in the planning phase of the demonstrators.
WP2 Demonstrators: The electric freight vehicles, charging infrastructure and ICT management systems were deployed under real-world logistics conditions. The local authorities and industry partners also established cooperation and management principles to run the different trials and specific working groups were established to share experiences and lessons learnt between the different demonstrations.
WP3 Analysis: The data from the demonstrators was evaluated and relevant conclusions for the different key stakeholders identified were drawn according to five thematic areas:
•Technical suitability of EVs for logistics
•Economics of EVs for city logistics
•Systemic transport and environmental impact of EFVs for logistics
•Attitudinal and social impact of EVs for logistics
•Institutional conditions from the different demonstration sites including relevant policies, procurement and governance mechanisms
The lessons learnt in each of the assessment areas served to produce targeted guidelines and recommendations on the potential to electrify logistics and freight delivery activities across European cities.