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Fully Electrified Intermodal Freight Transport Systems

Project Number: 496

Project Leader: Behzad Kordnejad

Start Date: 2017-05-01

End Date: 2017-12-31

This study explores the possibilities of shifting urban freight flows from unimodal road haulage to a fully electrified intermodal transport system; consisting of electrified rail for the long haul to and from the urban hub, electric battery powered trucks for the distribution and electrified transshipment technologies at terminals. Due to the rapid technological development in regards to battery powered technologies; there is a need to survey the current status of this development as well as analysing their applicability and performance within freight transport systems. Hence the main objective of this study is to fulfil these requirements.

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