Use Case 3 – Distribution Logistics
The use case is a “back to base” logistics vehicle, operating on a single 8-hour shift daily, with the vehicle returning to the depot each night. Vehicle operators can provide flexible solutions to customers, particularly in the area of express transport, where efficient mission planning and last-mile monitoring is crucial. This use case aligns with the Low Emission Zone, which stipulates that from 2025 only ZEV will be allowed to enter the city for delivery purposes.
|Demonstrate 200km range with upgraded battery, higher power and energy density cell chemistry.|
|Develop adaptive battery control strategy with over-the-air (OTA) software update and control capability for SoC management, preconditioning, and energy management.|
|Integrate adaptive powertrain control / eco-driving strategy development|
|10% efficiency improvement: optimised battery thermal model, reduced thermal load on heating and cooling systems, waste heat recovery from HV/e-powertrain components|
|Switched reluctance traction motor; high efficiency across wider speed range compared to existing motor technology|
|Load capacity; not less than 90% of the current vehicle|
|Cloud-connected VCU to provide real-time vehicle-level data for validation and optimisation of digital twin model|
|Advanced fleet management tools; mission profiling, load management, charge management, vehicle diagnostics and battery prognostics capability via digital twin|
|Demonstration of fast charging concepts; DC charging capability|
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