In the LEEFF project, an advanced electric vehicle above 3,5t (eVan) together with an adapted battery and a smart charging station for commercial use at logistical hubs will be developed and an innovative business model for fleet operators together with adapted planning and communication tools will be realized as a prototype. The overall project goal is a cost neutral execution strategy for fleet operators and providers to position electric vehicles as an acceptable substitute to classical diesel powered vehicles. Part of the project is a mobile communication app for dynamic processing of data. Telematic data and driver behaviour will be transferred and processed on a central platform, and necessary information such as route, customer, vehicle and charging information can be accessed by the driver via a mobile device. This application will also provide a direct link to dispatchers and receivers to be able to adapt to unpredictable situations like traffic jams or last-minute order changes.
Duration: 04/2016 – 03/2019
Funding: Austrian Electric Mobility Flagship Projects, Austrian Climate and Energy Fund / FFG
Role: Project partner