The construction and infrastructure sector accounts for one fifth of Sweden's climate impact. Even with existing technology, there is potential to halve emissions by 2030. However, for the sector to become climate-neutral, technological shifts, innovations, and investments in electrified solutions are required. Electrification of heavy transports is an important measure for traffic-related disruptions in cities.
Stockholm Royal Seaport operates warehousing and co-loading of building materials through its Construction Consolidation Centre. An electric truck (Battery Electric Vehicle truck) has been procured for warehousing, to be used for co-loading and distribution of building materials within the project. Solar panels on the warehouse roof generate approximately 45,000 kWh annually, which powers the electric truck.
Purpose and goals
The purpose is to reduce the climate impact and noise from construction transports, and to increase flexibility through the load exchange system to avoid diesel-powered auxiliary machinery for unloading. The goal is to minimise emissions of greenhouse gases from construction transport.
Results and experiences
The project involved the purchase of a battery-powered electric truck to manage excavation materials related to the Mass Consolidation Centre. The project started with the advertisement for the purchase of a truck in 2018.
Subsequently, the opportunity arose to use the truck at the Construction Consolidation Centre. By transferring it there, the advantages of operating the electric truck in densely built-up areas were realised.
The City of Stockholm obtained a new electric truck for mass materials management. This truck was acquired from a framework agreement and has been used in the project since autumn 2022. Thus, the City of Stockholm has two electric trucks in use at Stockholm Royal Seaport. One of the electric trucks is now on loan to Slakthusområdet- the meatpacking district, one of Stockholm’s largest urban development areas.
By purchasing an electric-powered truck, emissions can be reduced by 86 per cent over its entire lifecycle. A 50 per cent reduction in noise is to be verified during the operational phase. The impact and results are being followed up in the " View from the Driver's Seat" project.
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