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Drivers and Barriers to the Electrification of Inner-City Logistics - Case Arkea Ltd. in Turku, Finland

Drivers and Barriers to the Electrification of Inner-City Logistics - Case Arkea Ltd. in Turku, Finland

Tekijä(t): Anna Satovuori, Annika Kunnasvirta, Hugo Huerta, Timo Mieskonen & Aleksi Heinonen

ISBN: 9789522167712 (pdf)

Reports from Turku University of Applied Sciences 271

56 pp., 2020

City organizations play an important part in the transition to carbon-free transport, as they are responsible for a significant amount of GHG emissions in urban areas, particularly due to their various logistical functions. This report examines the feasibility of replacing (city) organization fleets with EVs or LEVs. It is based on the experiences and lessons learned from the demonstration phase of the BSR electric project and on a comprehensive literature review. First, the Turku use case and the demonstration actions are introduced and then the usability of EVs and LEVs in citylogistics on a general level is described. Then, the focus is moved to identifying the barriers and drivers for the electrification of fleets, ranging from aspects such as city planning and technology to more behavior-related factors at the level of both the individual employees and the organization as a whole. Finally, the fleet track and route optimization tool is introduced in more detail, followed by final conclusions.

The report has been produced as part of the project “BSR electric – Fostering e-mobility solutions in urban areas in the Baltic Sea Region”. The project, involving 15 partner organizations from eight countries, aimed to enhance the utilization of e-mobility in urban transport systems. The seven different use cases of the project have demonstrated the potential applications of various types of e-mobility, such as e-bikes, e-buses and e-scooters. The project started in October 2017 and was finished in September 2020. The project was funded by the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020.

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