When considering the goal of promoting SEV as a sustainable city logistics policy, under a methodology focused on mobility, operational performance, and environmental externalities, the authors concluded (a) the replacement rate SEV:van is determinant to make a decision on whether or not to use SEVs replacing vans, (b) SEVs are economically competitive with conventional vans if the replacement rate is 1:1, (c) SEVs have a better performance at the street level rather than at the city level, (d) SEVs can be used with normal traffic as a niche of market (lower than 5%), and (e) SEVs benefits exist, but they are not significant enough to drive suppliers for their adoption.
Thanks are due to Fundaçãopara a Ciência e Tecnologia for the Post-Doctoral financial supports (SFRH/BPD/79684/2011 and SFRH/BPD/74080/2010). The authors also acknowledge EU Project DOROTHY financed by the Programme Regions of Knowledge (REGIONS-2012-2013-1).
Melo, S., Baptista, P. and Costa, Á. (2014), "The Cost and Effectiveness of Sustainable City Logistics Policies Using Small Electric Vehicles", Sustainable Logistics (Transport and Sustainability, Vol. 6), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 295-314. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2044-994120140000006012Download as .RIS
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