UK Project Supported by Cenex to Lower HGV Emissions
The Temperature-controlled Range-extenders and Integrated Urban Mapping of Pollution (TRIUMPH) project, led by logistics provider Kuehne and Nagel, dedicated part of its project to a research trial on low emission HGV vehicles. The aim of this trial research is to encourage freight and logistics operators to invest in low-emission technology when delivering food and perishable goods.
This first trial consists in introducing two range-extended electric vehicles and two liquid nitrogen-cooled refrigeration vehicles, in order to provide real-world performance data and evaluate the true air quality and carbon reduction improvements of zero emission capable or temperature-controlled trucks within the logistics sector.
"The aim of this trial research is to encourage freight and logistics operators to invest in low-emission technology."
Many partners are involved in the project. Cenex is supporting these trials by managing the data collection and mapping for the trial. EarthSense Systems is providing the technology to monitor air quality and assists Tevva in developing zero-emission transport strategies. Microlise is developing a supporting telemetry system. Lastly, Emissions Analytics will be responsible to measure the four vehicles' emissions and range capabilities.
The next steps will be to test these technologies on daily transport routes within the TRIUMPH project.
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