WIT Press


New Co-operative System Using Electric Vans For Urban Freight Transport

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000191

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

965 kb

Author(s)

E. Taniguchi, S. Kawakatsu and H. Tsuji

Abstract

This paper presents a new concept of co-operative use of electric vans for urban freight transport. The main idea of the system is that an organisation provides some electric vans at various public parking places to be used cooperatively by many companies. Tests have been conducted in the central area of Osaka City using 28 electric vans equipped with advanced information systems with the participation of 79 voluntary companies. The test system has been well operated without any serious trouble. About 24% of users returned the electric vans at the different parking place from the sta

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