E-Laas: Energy optimal urban Logistics As A Service
Research Project, 2023 – 2026

In the E-Laas project, a novel and operational energy-based approach to designing multimodal urban logistics systems is proposed. As such, urban delivery systems are compared by their energy used, including modal shift (micro platforms) and novel ways of combining charging and freight parking. This energy-based quantitative methodology enables us to systematically and naturally define sustainability aims. Thus, our overall aim with E-Laas is to create a novel energy minimizing method from consolidation centers to the customers’ doors
incentivizing energy savings at each level. Furthermore, the energy-based methodology enables us to contrast different modular solutions via the concept of interlaced energy footprinting. In E-Laas, we consider two additional aspects; social responsibility and electric power infrastructure.

This Sino-EU project is jointly run with Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Shanghai University and Tsinghua University (China).



Participants

Balázs Adam Kulcsár (contact)

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control

Dan Andersson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Ala Arvidsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Ivan Sanchez-Diaz

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Fangting Zhou

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control

Funding

European Commission (EC)

Project ID: F-ENUAC-2022-0003
Funding Chalmers participation during 2023–2025

Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 2023-00021
Funding Chalmers participation during 2023–2025

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

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2024-04-09