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Report June 16, 2022

Electrifying last-mile delivery: A total cost of ownership comparison of battery-electric and diesel trucks in Europe

By Hussein Basma, Felipe Rodríguez, Julia Hildermeier, Andreas Jahn

Europe’s increases in online shopping and delivery over the last two years show no signs of waning. Parcel delivery vehicles make up one of the most significant heavy-duty vehicle segments by volume in Europe, recording a market share of 11% in 2020. Fortunately, their predictable schedules and relatively short routes make last-mile delivery vehicles a prime ca...

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Fact Sheet June 16, 2022

Electrifying last-mile delivery: Battery-electric delivery trucks soon cheaper to use than diesel trucks in Europe

By Hussein Basma, Felipe Rodríguez, Julia Hildermeier, Andreas Jahn

Decarbonisation of the heavy-duty vehicle segment in Europe is crucial to curb greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions from the transport sector. Last-mile delivery trucks for city logistics are a promising application for electrification given their low daily mileages and the opportunity to recharge at depots when not in use. However, it is still unclear how thes...

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