On Wednesday 12th October and Thursday 13th October, the FREVUE partners came together in Amsterdam for the last FREVUE partners’ meeting, before the final conference of the project which will take place in London in 2017. While the second day was dedicated to internal discussions, the first day was open to external local stakeholders. This provided an excellent opportunity for an in-depth exchange on electromobility in Amsterdam, and more generally in the Netherlands, one of the most advanced countries in the field.
The first presentations on Wednesday 12th October focused on the achievements of the City of Amsterdam and other local stakeholders in the development of electric mobility in general and electric freight in particular. Mr. Ploos van Amstel, lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science clearly described the situation in Amsterdam and the Netherlands in terms of freight and mentioned current and potential solutions for more efficient urban logistics. Mr Gelauff and Mr Regterschot from the municipality of Amsterdam presented the context and the regulations which apply to electric vehicles in the Netherlands and in the Capital city as well as the achievement of the Dutch FREVUE partners, both in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Mr Roozendaal, representing Cargohopper presented the innovative solutions of the Dutch company in terms of electric urban freight.
All presentations are available here (Zip file)
Later on the first day, the participants attended:
- – a session on the achievements of the FREVUE cities regarding the declaration of intent for electric freight vehicles;
- – an interactive session during which specific aspects of several FREVUE demonstrations have been discussed in details;
- – a panel debate on how to finance the development of electric freight in the coming years;
- – the FREVUE Working Groups (WGs) discussions (on vehicles, charging infrastructure and policies & procurement).
The second day of the meeting was dedicated to project management discussions, between project partners. The future FREVUE partner Breytner, based in the Netherlands, presented its activities to the partners and showed one of its two fully electric heavy trucks after the meeting.