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Challenge / Goal

The aim of this measure is to test the 12-ton electro cargo vehicle prototype under real operation conditions, in order to fine-tune its design and performance. The long-term aim is to promote the further uptake and commercialisation of the improved vehicle by other stakeholders. 


The measure started with an analysis of the freight distribution models taking place in Madrid, and the most common vehicle typologies used, and a review of the existing policy framework: traffic regulations, traffic restrictions, municipal plans on freight etc. 
Once the most suitable freight vehicle typologies for the existing distribution patterns were defined, and those not offered currently by car manufacturers were identified, the basic characteristics of the prototype were outlined: size, load capacity, gross vehicle weight, low emission technology. Based on a previous analysis of geographic conditions of the working area of vehicles (maximum slope, etc.) and analysis of freight operator needs (electric range), the engine and energy storage system’s main features were defined. Finally, the designed chassis is incorporated with all the elements mentioned above.

The vehicle went through a homologation process, according to current regulations. The performance of the electric vehicle was tested and assessed under real conditions by FM Logistic, operating from the consolidation centre described in another ECCENTRIC Use Case (‘Consolidation Centre With Electric Vehicles and Local Regulations for Clean Urban Freight Logistics‘). The consolidation centre is equipped with the necessary electric charging point.


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Time period

Implementation time: 6 months to 1 year


Madrid City Council

Service providers

AVIA; FM Logistic

End users

Cargo Vehicle Operators; Delivery Companies

    Main benefits

  • Increasing share of renewables

  • Improved service delivery

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