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Ceva to create low cargo truckstop network

[ March 9, 2023   //   ]

Ceva Logistics, together with low cargo energy firm Engie and motorway services operator Sanef have created a European Clean Transport Network Alliance to create a network of low cargo truck terminals on Europe’s motorways. The system will be tailored to electric trucks’ limited range and charging requirements.

Long term, the network will be open to all shippers and carriers, offering access to biogas, hydrogen and electric energy for charging and refuelling trucks. It will include an IT solution to enable transport companies to plan their routes and charging schedules.

The alliance will conduct a proof of concept in 2023 between the Lille and Avignon areas in France before deploying it on a European scale.

A dedicated fleet of 20 low-carbon tractor units (biogas, electric and green hydrogen) will transport 20 trailers each day between the north and southeast of France, relaying and changing trailers at five test sites, with local carriers carrying out transport.