Cenex and Cenex NL are part of a project consortium that will address optimisation challenges for the next generation of medium freight haulage trucks.
The NextETRUCK project will contribute to zero-emission vehicles and ecosystems that are holistic, innovative, affordable, competitive, and synergetic.
NextETRUCK stands for efficient and affordable zero-emission logistics through Next-generation Electric TRUCKs. It is co-funded under the European Commission’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.
The project builds concepts tailored for regional medium freight haulage with at least a 10% increase in energy efficiency compared to existing highest-end benchmark electric vehicles.
In addition, it prepares concept and infrastructure demonstrators for fast charging. Finally, NextETRUCK offers new business models to increase end-user acceptance and foster the market uptake of the project solutions.
Running between 1 July 2022 and 31 December 2025, NextETRUCK deploys three real-case demonstrations in Istanbul, Barcelona, and Utrecht.
The consortium represents 8 countries: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Greece, Austria, Turkey, United Kingdom. The project coordinator is TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research).
Cenex will develop a tool to optimise charging infrastructure planning that accounts for routes, charging demand and grid capacity, and support the development of fleet-level decarbonisation strategy tool.
Cenex will also build a framework to assess the environmental and cost impacts and evaluate data collected from vehicles and users across the three demonstrator cases.
The NextETRUCK consortium includes: