NextETRUCK is an EU-funded worldwide initiative that brings together many e-mobility players that are leading the way in the decarbonisation process. NextETRUCK operates three real-world demonstrations in Istanbul, Barcelona, and Utrecht between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2025.
NextETRUCK - Efficient and Affordable Zero Emission Logistics Through Next-Generation Electric Trucks - will run from 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2025 and seeks to be a pioneer in the decarbonisation of vehicle fleets by exhibiting next-generation e-mobility technologies.
The project develops ideas customised for regional medium freight haulage with at least a 10% gain in energy efficiency over the highest-end benchmark electric vehicles already on the market. It also develops idea and infrastructure prototypes for rapid charging. Finally, NextETRUCK provides new business models to improve end-user acceptability and market adoption of project solutions.
The collaboration has 19 members from eight different countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Greece, Australia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. TNO is the project’s coordinator (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research).
Vehicle manufacturers such as Ford, Irizar, and Tevva are part of the collaboration, as are component manufacturers such as AVL, Panion, and Jema; ITS and linked IoT services; universities and research institutes; and groups like as POLIS and ERTICO.