• Hanna Ewa Przeniosto
This paper aims to analyse potential of electric freight vans to decrease air pollution generated by transport in Copenhagen Municipality and to find out if this can be done in a cost-effective way. Results show that it is not a cost-effective solution, mainly due to high purchase costs of an electric freight van. However, if electric freight vans were deployed, costs of pollution from transport of goods in this municipality would be remarkably reduced. Though, when it comes to reduction of air pollution from whole road transport in Copenhagen Municipality it is visible, that it is not a first need action; much higher reduction of pollution can be achieved from the passenger transport. When these actions are already undertaken, as it is in Copenhagen Municipality, focus should be directed in the next place on freight vans, since this is a second most polluting mode of transport operating in this municipality. Moreover, policies targeted on passenger vehicles and freight vans should focus on decreasing number of vehicles. This way two benefits are gained: pollution and congestion decrease. Decline in congestion can be also achieved by shifting freight vehicles to night operation. Though, increase in competitiveness of electric freight vans against conventional vans cannot be achieved through this action.
SpecialisationUrban Planning and Management
Publication date6 Jun 2013
Number of pages89
ID: 77295923