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StratES - Scenarios for the electrification of road freight transport

Study based on market ramp-up modeling

Year of publication: 08 / 2023

The objective of this study is to evaluate electric drive technologies in terms of their techno-economic potential and identify key factors influencing market adoption. The basis for this evaluation is the modeling of scenarios that…

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Expansion Strategies for Electric Road Systems (ERS) in Europe

A working paper from the CollERS2 project

authors: Hacker, F. | Jöhrens, J. | Gather, M. | Hartwig, M. | Gnann, T. | Göckeler, K. | Plötz, P. | Lehmann, M.
Year of publication: 08 / 2023

The market development of alternative powertrains in European road freight transport will only be successful, if a network of alternative energy supply infrastructure is available. Electric road systems (ERS) powering battery electric…

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Towards a Green Economy

Successfully shaping structual change

authors: Heyen, D. | Gensch, C. | Gsell, M. | Hacker, F. | Hünecke, K. | Scherf, C. | Ostertag, K. | Doll, C. | Grimm, A. | Marscheider-Weidemann, F. | Sartorius, C.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

This publication presents key messages and recommendations for successfully shaping structural change towards a Green Economy. The publication results from the REFOPLAN-project „Ökologischer Strukturwandel“ (Ecological structural change,…

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Ready to go? Technology Readiness and Life-cycle Emissions of Electric Road Systems

A discussion paper from the CollERS2 project

authors: Widegren, F. | Helms, H. | Hacker, F. | Andersson, M. | Gnann, T. | Eriksson, M. | Plötz, P.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

The present discussion paper is the result of an international collaboration on ERS research, the CollERS2 project. It summarizes key results of the first workshop with Swedish and German participants held in November 2021. This paper…

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Key Messages on Electric Roads

Executive Summary from the CollERS Project

authors: Gustavsson, M. | Mottschall, M. | Hacker, F. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Johnsson, F. | Taljegård, M. | Bernecker, T. | Engwall, M. | Almestrand Linné, P. | Hasselgren, B. | Lindgren, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Electric road systems (ERS) enable electric power transfer to moving vehicles by means of overhead lines, rails or wireless technology. ERS constitutes a new type of technological system (“permanent pick-up”) that is a paradigm shift…

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Connecting Countries by Electric Roads

Methodology for Feasibility Analysis of a Transnational ERS Corridor

authors: Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Lambrecht, U. | Spathelf, F. | Mottschall, M. | Hacker, F. | Jelica, D. | Alfredsson, H. | Gustavsson, M. | Nebauer, G. | Schubert, M. | Almestrand Linné, P. | Nordin, L. | Taljegård, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

The present study aims at discussing relevant aspects for a potential roll-out of Electric Road Systems (ERS) on transnational corridors, as well as generally for ERS introduction in Europe.

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National and EU freight transport strategies

Status quo and perspectives and implications for the introduction of electric road systems (ERS)

authors: Hacker, F. | Mottschall, M. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Kräck, J. | Rücker, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2020

National and international freight transport in Europe is significantly influenced by both, national and the European Union (EU) strategies and regulations. The successful market launch of Electric Road Systems (ERS) can only succeed…

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Getting zero emission trucks on the road - From regional to long-haul

Comparing the costs and benefits of different technologies: A case study for Germany

author: Hacker, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2020

Presentation by Florian Hacker, "Getting zero-emission trucks on the road", 19. February 19, 2020, Brussels

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Overview of ERS concepts and complementary technologies

authors: Gustavsson, M. | Hacker, F. | Helms, H.
Year of publication: 04 / 2019

The implementation of ERS at national and international levels is likely to work together with the application of other solutions for cleaner transportation. This report therefore contains descriptions and comparisons of complementary…

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Transitioning to zero-emission heavy-duty freight vehicles

A system perspective on zero-emission heavy-duty road freight transport and challenges for a successful market entry

author: Hacker, F.
Year of publication: 12 / 2018

Presentation by Florian Hacker, 4.12.2018, Brussels

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Alternative drive trains and fuels in road freight transport – recommendations for action in Germany

authors: Plötz, P. | Gnann, T. | Wietschel, M. | Kluschke, P. | Doll, C. | Hacker, F. | Blanck, R. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Lambrecht, U. | Dünnebeil, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

This paper develops theses and recommendations for action on climate protection in road freight transport in Germany. Scientists from the Fraunhofer ISI, Oeko-Institut and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu) have…

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Electromobility – Fact check

Frequently asked questions

Year of publication: 05 / 2018

In view of global climate change and air pollution problems in cities, there is growing pressure for action to be taken to reduce transport emissions and end this sector’s dependency on fossil fuels. Electric vehicles are a…

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Fact Check Electromobility

author: Hacker, F.
Year of publication: 04 / 2018

In view of global climate change and air pollution problems in cities, there is growing pressure for action to be taken toreduce transport emissions and end this sector’s dependency on fossil fuels. Electric vehicles are a much-discussed…

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Electric vehicles in Europe

EEA Report | No 20/2016

authors: Jozwicka, M. | Hacker, F. | Hülsmann, F. | Minnich, L. | Purwanto, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2016

This report provides a non-technical summary of the latest information on electric road vehicles in Europe, including those with hybrid technologies. It focuses upon electricpassenger vehicles, explaining the different types that are now…

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DEFINE: Development of an Evaluation Framework for the Introduction of Electromobility

Two electromobility scenarios for Germany: Market development and their impact on CO2 emissions of passenger cars in DEFINE

authors: Kasten, P. | Hacker, F.
Year of publication: 11 / 2014

In this report two scenarios are developed to compare the impact of different electric vehicle market developments and to better understand the impact of policy measures for electromobility market support. Three policy measures that…

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Are electric vehicles the mode of the future? Potentials and environmental impacts

Background paper on electric mobility

Year of publication: 01 / 2012

Yet many questions concerning the environmental and climate benefits of electric mobility remain to be clarified, as do issues of market potentials and user acceptance. The Oeko-Institut has conducted research into these and other…

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Environmental impacts of electric mobility and interactions with the electricity sector in Germany

author: Hacker, F.
Year of publication: 11 / 2011

4th German-Japanese Environmental Dialogue Forum

Electric Mobility and Smart Grids: Strategies and Technologies

Tokyo, 17 and 18 November 2011


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Environmental impacts and impact on the electricity market of a large scale introduction of electric cars in Europe, Critical review of literature

ETC/ACC Technical Paper 2009/4

authors: Hacker, F. | Harthan, R. | Matthes, F. | Zimmer, W.
Year of publication: 01 / 2009

Vehicles with electric propulsion are considered as an attractive option on the pathway towards low-emission vehicles that could enable the transport sector to reduce sectoral greenhouse gas emissions by a significant degree. Due to…

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Modelling of the impacts of policies for sustainable use of cars

authors: Zimmer, W. | Hacker, F. | Buchert, M. | Seum, S.
Year of publication: 01 / 2008

Öko-Institut has participated in a project for the European Commission, the Joint research Centre and the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, the aim of which was to develop TREMOVE by adding a waste materials module and by…

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