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Ultra-Low Emission Vans and Trucks Event Review

The ULEV Experience ran a ‘Vans, Trucks and Lorries’ event on 15th May 2019; if you couldn’t attend, here’s a summary of the presentations.

You can download all of the presentations from the event in the Event Downloads section in our Members Area (log-in required)

Ultra-Low Emission Commercial Vehicles

Near-Term Options for Fleet Operators

Carl Christie, Cenex

Small Vans

• Around £20,000 excluding VAT, including Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG) (20% up to £8k)

• Approximate real-world range of 95 miles (33 kWh, Urban)

• Charging times from around 30 minutes (rapid) to around 8 hours (fast)

• Payload up to around 700 kg

• Zero tailpipe emissions, over 60% reduction in fuel lifecycle CO2 emissions (for a battery electric vehicle (BEV))

Vehicles available:

• Nissan e-NV200 – 174 miles electric range (NEDC), 124 miles electric range (WLTP)

• Renault Kangoo ZE – 170 miles electric range (NEDC)

• Citroen Berlingo Electric – 106 miles electric range (NEDC)

• Peugeot Partner Electric – 106 miles electric range (NEDC)

• Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – 28 miles electric range (WLTP)

2019:

• Volkswagen e-Caddy – 160 miles electric range (NEDC)

2020:

• LDV EV30 – 127-200 miles electric range (OEM)

Medium Vans

Customer trials of Mercedes eVito and Ford Transit Custom PHEV in London:

• Pricing and real-world capabilities TBC

• Charging times from around 45 minutes (rapid) to around 10 hours (fast)

• Payload up to around 1,200 kg

• Zero tailpipe emissions (in EV mode)

Vehicles available:

2019:

• Mercedes-Benz eVito – 93 miles electric range (OEM)

• Ford Transit Custom PHEV – 31 miles electric range (OEM)

2020:

• Volkswagen e-Transporter – 134-250 miles electric range (NEDC)

Large Vans

• From around £47,000 excluding VAT, including Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG) (20% up to £8,000)

• Approximate real-world range of 81 miles (33 kWh, Urban)

• Charging times from around 1.5 hours (rapid) to around 10 hours (fast)

• Payload of around 1,100 kg, maximum of around 1,700 kg

• Zero tailpipe emissions, over 60% reduction in fuel lifecycle CO2 emissions (BEV)

Vehicles available:

• Iveco Daily (PiVG not available) – < 174 miles electric range (NEDC)

• LDV EV80 – 120 miles electric range (NEDC)

• Renault Master ZE – 124 miles electric range (WLTP)

2020:

• Mercedes-Benz eSprinter – 93 miles electric range (OEM)

2021:

• Volkswagen e-Crafter – 107 miles electric range (OEM)

• MAN eTGE – 107 miles electric range (OEM)

Rigid Trucks

• REEV and BEV available as retrofit or repower from low volume manufacturers such as Emoss, Magtec and Tevva

• Currently economically and/or operationally challenging depending on duty cycle

• Approximate real-world range* of 158 km (BEV) and 144 km (+542 km diesel, REEV)

Vehicles available:

• Daimler Fuso eCanter (7.5t) – 100 km electric range (OEM)

2019:

• Renault D ZE (7.5t) – < 300 km electric range (OEM)

2020:

• Volvo FL (16t – 27t) – < 300 km electric range (OEM)

2021:

• Mercedes-Benz eActros (18t – 25t) – 200 km electric range (OEM)

Tractor Units – Research and Development Phase

Battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell

Charging Infrastructure

Rob Anderson

Programme Manager, Cenex

AC Connectors

Vehicle Side

Type 1

Type 2 Female

Chargepoint Side

Type 2 Male

DC Connectors

CCS

CHAdeMO

EV Infrastructure

Wall Mounted: Standard

0 – 22kW AC

<7kW: £300 – £1,500 (Single)

>7kW: £1,800 – £4,000 (Dual)

Floor Mounted: Standard

0 – 22kW AC

£1,700 – £5,000 (Dual)

Rapid

43kW AC, 50kW DC

£15,000 – £30,000

Wireless

3.3-7.7kW AC (30-50kW due for release in next 2 years)

Ultra-Rapid

150kW+ DC

(Prices are for hardware only and exclude installation and enabling works)

Transition to Electric Vehicles
Challenges & Opportunities

Anna Pearson, Royal Mail

The Royal Mail has the UK’s largest vehicle fleet: 42,000 LCVs, 6,500 LGVs and trailers, and 4,500 cars. Mileage ranges from 10 miles to 1,000 miles per day, and a vehicle can be in use for up to 20 hours a day. At Christmas nearly 7,000 vehicles are hired. There are many challenges involved in the Royal Mail’s transition to electric vehicles, especially with charging infrastructure, but positive impacts of electric vans include:

• Fuel saving

• Avoided CO2 emissions & NOx emissions

• Avoided £3.9k/year per vehicle on ULEZ/CAZ charges

• 50% reduction in maintenance costs per mile

• Really positive driver feedback.

Fleet Electrification

Michael Gadd – EO Charging

Smart-Fleet Consultation

• Number of vehicles
• Vehicle Usage
• Dwell time
• Power supply

• Telematics

Onsite Consultation

• Charger location
• Power
• Installation
• Ongoing maintenance

Fleet Policy

• Shaping the fleet policyY

You can download all of the presentations from the event in the Event Downloads section in our Members Area (log-in required)