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Commercial electric vehicles in logistics networks: a profitable niche market? / Lebeau, Philippe; Van Mierlo, Joeri; Macharis, Cathy; Lebeau, Kenneth.

EEVC 2012, European Electric Vehicle Congress, Brussels, Belgium. 2012.

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Lebeau, P, Van Mierlo, J, Macharis, C & Lebeau, K 2012, Commercial electric vehicles in logistics networks: a profitable niche market? in EEVC 2012, European Electric Vehicle Congress, Brussels, Belgium. European Electric Vehicle Congress 2012, Brussels, Belgium, 19/11/12.

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@inproceedings{97d403983c814176b86d3ff49df50f7c,
title = "Commercial electric vehicles in logistics networks: a profitable niche market?",
abstract = "While Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) struggle to start in the passenger vehicles market, the logistics chains show an appropriate environment to adopt them. However, the industry is known to be too focused on the high purchase costs of BEVs and does not consider every cost affecting the choice of a vehicle. Hence, a clear competitiveness analysis of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) is needed. We developed a total cost of ownership (TCO) model for LCVs in the Brussels-Capital Region and collected the costs for 8 BEVs and 7 conventional vehicles. The paper presents the results of the TCO and a sensitivity analysis of the model. The BEVs were found to be competitive with conventional vehicles in the category of the quadricycles and the LCVs with a payload lower than 1,000kg: five out of six BEVs had a cost lower than the conventional vehicles of their category. The situation is inverted for the BEVs with a payload above 1,000kg where the costs are always higher than the conventional vehicles because of the expensive purchase and battery costs. Since BEVs were identified to be already today more competitive than conventional vehicles for the small LCVs, there is a potential niche market to be developed in logistics.",
keywords = "Battery electric vehicles, light commercial vehicles, Total cost of ownership, competitiveness analysis",
author = "Philippe Lebeau and {Van Mierlo}, Joeri and Cathy Macharis and Kenneth Lebeau",
year = "2012",
month = "11",
day = "20",
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booktitle = "EEVC 2012, European Electric Vehicle Congress, Brussels, Belgium",

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T1 - Commercial electric vehicles in logistics networks: a profitable niche market?

AU - Lebeau, Philippe

AU - Van Mierlo, Joeri

AU - Macharis, Cathy

AU - Lebeau, Kenneth

PY - 2012/11/20

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N2 - While Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) struggle to start in the passenger vehicles market, the logistics chains show an appropriate environment to adopt them. However, the industry is known to be too focused on the high purchase costs of BEVs and does not consider every cost affecting the choice of a vehicle. Hence, a clear competitiveness analysis of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) is needed. We developed a total cost of ownership (TCO) model for LCVs in the Brussels-Capital Region and collected the costs for 8 BEVs and 7 conventional vehicles. The paper presents the results of the TCO and a sensitivity analysis of the model. The BEVs were found to be competitive with conventional vehicles in the category of the quadricycles and the LCVs with a payload lower than 1,000kg: five out of six BEVs had a cost lower than the conventional vehicles of their category. The situation is inverted for the BEVs with a payload above 1,000kg where the costs are always higher than the conventional vehicles because of the expensive purchase and battery costs. Since BEVs were identified to be already today more competitive than conventional vehicles for the small LCVs, there is a potential niche market to be developed in logistics.

AB - While Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) struggle to start in the passenger vehicles market, the logistics chains show an appropriate environment to adopt them. However, the industry is known to be too focused on the high purchase costs of BEVs and does not consider every cost affecting the choice of a vehicle. Hence, a clear competitiveness analysis of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) is needed. We developed a total cost of ownership (TCO) model for LCVs in the Brussels-Capital Region and collected the costs for 8 BEVs and 7 conventional vehicles. The paper presents the results of the TCO and a sensitivity analysis of the model. The BEVs were found to be competitive with conventional vehicles in the category of the quadricycles and the LCVs with a payload lower than 1,000kg: five out of six BEVs had a cost lower than the conventional vehicles of their category. The situation is inverted for the BEVs with a payload above 1,000kg where the costs are always higher than the conventional vehicles because of the expensive purchase and battery costs. Since BEVs were identified to be already today more competitive than conventional vehicles for the small LCVs, there is a potential niche market to be developed in logistics.

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KW - light commercial vehicles

KW - Total cost of ownership

KW - competitiveness analysis

M3 - Conference paper

BT - EEVC 2012, European Electric Vehicle Congress, Brussels, Belgium

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