Long-distance road haulage contributes significantly to the CO2 emissions of the transport sector and is also the fastest growing segment. As a result, CO2-saving measures have a particularly large absolute effect, due to the high mileage of individual vehicles even with low fleet penetration. eHaul aims to develop and implement a solution for battery swapping for 40t electric trucks for long-distance haulage and energy services in the power grid. Project partners from logistics, energy supply, hardware and software system integration, vehicle technology, and science are developing a fully automated changeover concept, electrifying a route network in the Berlin/Brandenburg region and as far as Dresden, and are integrating all functions and interfaces in one system solution. In addition to providing the proof-of-concept for long-distance electric traffic, a business model is being created for the operation of the exchange stations, including the provision of network services. Due to this dual-use approach for the batteries, high, scalable station utilization, high mileage in freight transport, technical maturity as well as economic economies of scale for electromobility components (especially batteries), the battery changeover approach has the potential to be technically market-ready by 2025 and operated economically on the basis of the total costs. This sets the concept apart from all alternative, emission-free concepts for long-distance freight transport on the road.
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