- The NextETRUCK project is developing new e-concepts for trucks with medium freight haulage by the end of 2025 as part of the EU research program 'Horizon Europe'
- World leader in EV charging infrastructure, ABB E-mobility, is responsible for the areas of charge management and control within this project
- The project aims to make those designated truck fleets emission-free, cost-efficient and seamless to manage
World leader in EV charging infrastructure, ABB E-mobility will coordinate the area of charge management as part of the EU-funded NextETRUCK project, contributing solutions that will optimize charge processes for best integration into vehicle operations at the lowest costs.
NextETRUCK is developing concepts tailored for regional medium freight haulage, with at least a 10 percent increase in energy efficiency compared to existing highest-end benchmark electric vehicles.
ABB E-mobility has developed its dedicated software solutions to support companies with larger fleets in the complex transition to electric vehicles. Such solutions are used for the most critical areas of modern fleet management, including charge planning and the integration of electric vehicle fleets into transport operations.
Frank Muehlon, CEO of ABB E-mobility, commented: "We are proud to be responsible in the consortium of this groundbreaking project for the areas of charging management and charging control, two crucial fields for the sustainable and cost-saving management of electric fleets.”
Adina Vălean, EU Commissioner for Transport, added: "The transport sector is under pressure to reduce emissions and time is running out: The European Green Deal sets a target to reduce transport emissions by 90 percent by 2050. Our Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy makes it clear that achieving this target will require greater operational efficiency."
NextETRUCK plans to show demonstrations of its work in Istanbul, Barcelona, and Utrecht.
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About ABB E-mobility
ABB E-mobility is enabling zero-emission mobility as a global leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. We are a partner of choice for the world’s biggest EV OEMs and nation-wide EV charging network operators, offering the widest portfolio of EV charging solutions from smart chargers for the home to high-power chargers for the highway stations of the future, solutions for the electrification of fleets and charging for electric buses and trucks. With ~1,500 employees around the world, ABB E-mobility has sold more than one million EV chargers across more than 85 markets, including over 50,000 DC fast chargers.
NextETRUCK is a 3-year Horizon Europe project that develops ZEV concepts tailored for regional medium freight haulage, running from 1 July 2022 until 31 December 2025. The project aims at playing a pioneering role in the decarbonisation of vehicle fleets, and demonstrating next-generation e-mobility concepts. It also contributes to the development of zero-emission vehicles and ecosystems that are holistic, innovative, affordable, competitive, and synergetic.
NextETRUCK is expected to build concepts and improvements tailored for regional medium freight haulage with at least a 10% increase in energy efficiency compared to existing highest-end benchmark electric vehicles. In addition, it shall prepare concept and infrastructure demonstrators for fast charging, as well as offer new business models to increase end-user acceptance and foster the market uptake of the project solutions. The project’s consortium consists of 19 partners from 8 countries: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Greece, Austria, Turkey, United Kingdom. The project’s coordinator is TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research).