Project Details


The volume of the commercial freight sector is expected to increase towards 2050, especially in the medium to heavy truck modes
(N2 and N3 type). However, in parallel to that, the recent European climate goals bring challenges for the transport sector. Given the
fact that the typical vehicle development cycles can be of 5-7 years, an immediate collective and collaborative action from the
research organizations, business strategists, technology companies and OEMs is necessary. The result of this would be to attain high-
TRL concepts that are ready to roll out in the European and global market, where there is more room for a gradual adoption at the
consumer side. In any case, given the fact that there are substantial technological and business steps are being taken in the zeroemission
transport field, the next 30 years towards 2050 potentially requires more dramatic changes than the last 30 years (i.e., since
NextETRUCK aims to address different optimization challenges regarding tomorrow’s urban and suburban logistics for medium duty
vehicles into systems-approach that is reliable, strongly integrated, affordable, and flexible enough to re-applied to different
applications via dedicated tools/methods
Effective start/end date1/07/2231/12/25


  • automotive
  • Truck

Flemish discipline codes in use since 2023

  • Automotive combustion and fuel engineering


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