A MCDA framework for assessing strategic and environmental impacts of electric commercial vehicle implementation

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Urban freight and commercial vehicles make up about 10% of the share of vehicle-kilometer travelled, but account for approx. 50% of the COX and 90% of the NOX and PM emissions. The stress imposed by this on urban systems is expected to increase, due to the fast growth of commercial vehicle activity. A possible technology-oriented solution is electric commercial vehicles (ECVs) that, along with improvements in vehicle routing efficiency, can lead to mitigating the effect of commercial vehicles in urban areas without radical activity reduction.
This paper presents the identification and development of a set of KPIs based on user needs for urban mobility and the aim to promote more sustainable transport solutions. This is done in collaboration with a Danish company that has agreed to test whether an ECV solution can meet the requirements of the commercial sector. The company has a number of workers that service building sites and provide maintenance services within the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, and as a part of the study the company has replaced a portion of their fleet to use ECVs. The project aims at uncovering if optimized planning of the service tasks can overcome the shortcomings of the battery range, and thus result in a greener profile without extra costs. A multi-criteria based model is in this context developed to assess both the environmental as well as strategic impacts of the ECVs performance compared to conventional vehicles undertaking the same type of tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event30th European Conference On Operational Research
- University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 23 Jun 201926 Jun 2019
Conference number: 30


Conference30th European Conference On Operational Research
LocationUniversity College Dublin
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