Integrated Electric Transport Chain for Combined Transport
By deploying electric trucks like the 'Terberg YT202-EV', the project will test the concept of electric-powered local goods delivery in congested urban areas.
The KV-E-Chain (Integrated Electric Transport Chain for Combined Transport) project is part of the "Electromobility Showcase" initiative sponsored by the German Federal Government and the federal state of Brandenburg.
The objective of the showcase project led by the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau is to demonstrate a fully-electric supply chain for long-haul, high load-capacity transport. The project is being carried out in the Berlin-Brandenburg region as a way to ensure the transferability of the project's results to other urban areas around the world.
As a partner in the project, DHL is responsible for the main transport leg by rail from Unna to Berlin. An electric-powered locomotive will be used for the long-distance rail haul, making for a fully-electric main run. The transport to retail stores in Berlin will be handled by the project partner BEHALA, operator of the cross-docking center, where the goods are moved from rail to a Terberg YT202-EV electric truck. A charging station has been built on-site at Berlin's West Harbor for the project. By deploying trucks like these in the densely populated city of Berlin, the project will test the concept of electric-powered local goods delivery in congested urban areas.