Madrid put in a big effort in the very early stages of the project and thanks to this fact, the Madrid pilot operations concerning the Consolidation Centre started last February 2014.
Since then, the logistic partners have been carrying out their operations using the electric vehicles and the consolidation centre. With very positive feedback and results as a consequence.
In 2015, the main challenges in the Madrid city pilot will be to increase the fleet used and to extend logistic operations to other areas of the city. In this regard it is vital for the success that both the negotiations with the logistics partners and manufacturers of vehicles go well. Just as important is arranging the required additional funding.
Another important aspect will be to continue collecting real time information about the performance of the vehicles and their operations. Madrid is also looking for the increase of the types of collected information, in order to generate enough input for the analysis preformed by the research partners.