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The Increasing Adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in The Last-Mile Delivery Operations

George Cosmin Tanase

Romanian Distribution Committee Magazine, 2021, vol. 12, issue 3, 33-37

Abstract: Global demand for electric vehicles is accelerating as consumers become more eco-conscious and countries set new targets for cutting carbon emissions. The rise of e-commerce has catapulted electric vehicles to prominence. Concern about greenhouse gas emissions is driving the move away from diesel delivery vehicles towards trucks and vans using alternative power sources. Electric vehicles with a range of up to 150 miles are ideally suited to last mile deliveries, those with a limited radius. As global couriers and retail giants take steps to become more energy efficient, more of them are turning to electric vehicles for the last mile section of the delivery journey. Charging is one of the key considerations; substations with charging points for vehicles need to be incorporated into existing warehouse plots. While it won t necessarily change the structure of many existing buildings, those with more space available will be a step ahead.

Keywords: Logistics Industry; E-commerce; Delivery Speed; Electric Vehicles; Environment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L81 M31 O33 O35 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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