Zero emission freight transport, objective of the NextETRUCK project


CIDETEC Energy Storage will contribute its knowledge in characterization and modelling of battery-packs to achieve the decarbonization of the sector.

The transport industry is the most dependent on fossil fuels, representing 37% of CO2 emissions. In addition, the commercial freight transport sector is expected to increase in the coming years. To tackle global warming, the European Union aims to become a CO2-free economy by 2050. In this long process, research organizations, technology companies and manufacturers need to join forces to achieve the common goal.

NextETRUCK will play a pioneering role in this process, contributing to the development of innovative, affordable and competitive next-generation electric freight vehicles. The project aims to improve the energy efficiency of electric vehicles, increasing by at least 10% the current market standards, improving charging speed and developing a competitive business model to increase end-user acceptance and foster market acceptance of the project solutions. The adaptation to the different climatic conditions is also a central aspect in which the partners will work, to adapt the solutions to the new business models.

The extensive experience of CIDETEC Energy Storage in R&D in characterization and modelling of battery packs, as a critical component of electric vehicle propulsion systems, will be translated into simulation and modelling activities.

The project will display three real cases for evaluation and to demonstrate the effectiveness of the results: one in Turkey, one in Barcelona and another in the Netherlands.

The NextETRUCK consortium is made up of:
- Vehicle manufacturers: Ford, IRIZAR, Tevva
- Component manufacturers: AVL, PANION, JEMA
- ITS and connected IoT services: DATIK, AVL
- Universities, Technological Research Organizations and Consultancies: VUB, TNO, AIT, CERTH, Tecnalia, CIDETEC Energy Storage, CENEX
- Associations: POLIS, ERTIC

NextETRUCK has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 101056740.