WP 7 Promoting Efficient and Effective Urban Freight Logistics Solutions in Enhancing Regional Accessibility

When developing solutions for electric vehicles, a combined focus on both electrified car solutions and electrified urban freight solutions is an obvious opportunity – this theme is at the heart of this work package. According to the EU White Paper for Transport (COM11, (2011) 144 Final) the European Union intends to cut the overall EU greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector by 60% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. For urban freight transportation the goal is to achieve city logistics in major urban centres that are essentially CO2-free by 2030.

Today, electrified urban freight solutions can already be offered in many ways, e.g. by consolidating goods in logistics centres and transport hubs, where transhipment onto electric vehicles can be performed outside the core area of the city. In this context, the introduction of more quiet, environmentally friendly and efficient distribution methods may benefit the inhabitants of urban centres, the environment and the transport service providers as well. 


To pave the way for a further introduction and market uptake of electric vehicles used for urban freight transportation, this work package pursued the following objectives:

Integration of the urban freight logistics dimension into the E-mobility network

Promotion of cleaner and more efficient city logistics solutions based on the utilisation of EVs

Communicating results to the respective national ministries, regional and local authorities and the freight transport industry

Ensuring transnational cooperation through activities covering the NSR partner countries

Providing a long-term basis for E-Mobility in the NSR



  • Integration of EU policies into plans and programs
  • Outlining urban mobility and electrified logistics concepts in the EU policy context
  • Comparative analysis of European examples of utilizing EVs for freight
  • Creation of action plans for sustainable city distribution with EVs
  • Analysis of user needs for ICT solutions assisting the EV driver
  • Promotion of clean urban freight logistics solutions through the CUFLOS forum

A core focus in all deliverables has been a transnational view on the activities and findings. Each of the activities has resulted in reports, papers or action plans, which are publically accessible on the project website. In addition, the findings of most activities have been discussed at transnational workshops and at CUFLOS events which were organised together with the E-Mobility partners.

Read up on outcomes and main findings in our final results brochure.