The Meyer & Meyer and DHL sub-projects pursued the objective to review the feasibility of operating their respective logistics processes using fully electric vehicles.

Meyer & Meyer:

  • A commercial vehicle converted to electric power fulfilled the requirements of regular goods distribution motoring
  • The use of electric power did not require any change in route planning
  • The battery technology is susceptible to faults, expensive and curtailed vehicle availability during the test
  • The battery charging infrastructure is not able to cope with the capacity or time-related needs of a large commercial vehicle in operational use
  • A cost-efficient level of usage of the very expensive electric commercial vehicle can only be achieved through multi-shift operation, for which a replaceable battery system is required


  • 3 Iveco daily electric, 3.5 t (DHL)* 2 MAN retrofi vehicles 11 t (Meyer & Meyer)

Charging infrastructure suitable for vehicles in the operator depots

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