Read the summary of the white paper, Electricity for the commercial vehicle sector, from light to 44-tonne vehicles

What is the offer, and what are the conditions for success?

This document is the result of an in-depth reflection carried out by a group of experts convened under the aegis of the PFA (the platform for the automotive and mobilities sector), COFIT (the steering committee for the industrial transport sector) and FFC (the French bodywork federation), in partnership with AVERE France (the French association for the development of electric mobility) and URF (the French road transport union).

The energy transition will be one of the major themes of SOLUTRANS 2021, which takes place from 16 to 20 November 2021 at Lyon EUREXPO 

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In line with the the automotive sector’s strategic contract

The development of electromobility is one of the key aspects of the automotive sector’s strategic contract, signed on 22 May 2018 by representatives of manufacturers and public authorities. For a number of years, the industrial and urban vehicle sector has been committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing harmful emissions. Against this background, an industry working group has studied the conditions for the development of electric industrial vehicles (from light commercial to 44-tonne vehicles).

Energy Transition: we are all involved

All stakeholders involved in the development of electromobility in road transportation of goods are involved in the sector’s transformation: manufacturers, distributors and repairers of industrial vehicles, battery manufacturers, charging infrastructures, hauliers and hire companies, logistics specialists, energy producers and distributors, public administrations and communities.

The white paper sets out a state of the art of the current offer of electric industrial vehicles and confirms its relevance for certain uses in road transport (distances and tonnages). It outlines its prospects for development with due regard for technology and energy neutrality. Finally, it presents proposals to public authorities for accelerating the development of the electrical sector.

  1. ‘Decarbonise’ road freight transport
  2. Keep Europe competitive
  3. What are the solutions for reducing the cost of electric powertrains, batteries and charging facilities?
  4. What is the current offer?

The success of the transition to electric industrial vehicles hinges on the implementation of the sectors’ 10 recommendations to support hauliers and operators in every element of electric mobility: purchase, charging, operation, and best practices.

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