Barcelona, Spain

Use Case 2 – Refuse Truck with modular vehicle architecture (with adaptability to delivery truck) 


The Barcelona pilot will contribute to facing the Catalan city’s main transport challenge: the historic centre protection, not conducive to motorised transport. A higher presence of electric-powered vehicles for urban logistics de could significantly reduce pollutants and noise levels in the city centre and suburban towns.

The use case will demonstrate the integration of developed vehicles in a fleet of waste collection vehicles/vehicle parks. A fully operational ZEV will be integrated into the FCC waste collection fleet. This use case will demonstrate smart and fast charging system, smart IoT system, connectivity, and connected fleet management with accurate range estimation.


The pilot will address: 

  • Zero emissions in the urban area with the same service and performance as the current vehicles equipped with a heat engine 
  • Noise emissions at the lowest technically possible limit, with special importance on starts, braking and in the use of bodywork 
  • Equal or improved functionality than conventional vehicles regarding acceleration, braking, automatic control and electronic regulation
  • Improved access to the low cabin, avoiding frequent accidents
  • Full integration of the body and cabin assembly exterior shapes, with aesthetic and aerodynamic improvement
  • Improvement in the maintenance and accessibility of components due to the modular design of the components and their integration into the new vehicle, reducing costs
  • Durability and recyclability of components: extending lifespan and allowing vehicle recycling, supporting the circular economy model
  • Efficient charging and management with fast charging capability for optimized fleet management 


10% improvement in overall efficiency
Vehicle components sizing through use case assessment (digital twin)
90% Payload capacity
Development and integration of next-gen. WBG-based power electronics (traction, auxiliaries, charger)
Tools for zero tailpipe emission vehicles integration in fleets (and mixed fleets) for efficient assignment of tasks Scalability through digital twin demonstration and connectivity approach for fleet management (tracking, mission profiles, charge management, maintenance management based on internal diagnosis)
Fast Charging/opportunity charging
200km electric range scalability demonstration
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Use Case 1 - Distribution Logistics Our Turkish pilot gives the first steps in upgrading the truck fleet in Istanbul from a diesel-based powertrain to an electric powertrain.  Ford Otosan deploys a fully operational demonstrator truck on-road with internal facilities,...

Utrecht, the Netherlands

Utrecht, the Netherlands

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...