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Electrifying commercial vehicles

Success factors and challenges facing companies and industry

What to expect in our MHPDeepDive:

  • Over the next few years, logistics companies will have to switch their fleets to electric trucks. The commercial vehicle charging that will then be required creates challenges of its own – with regard both to the availability of charging infrastructure along the routes (feasibility) and the consideration of charging times (cost-effectiveness).
  • These challenges can only be met if all stakeholders involved work together within a single ecosystem. In addition to the logistics companies and their customers, these stakeholders are primarily OEMs and manufacturers of charging infrastructure, charge point operators (CPOs) and energy suppliers.
  • We will show you how to successfully establish an electrification ecosystem and how much all stakeholders can benefit from it – illustrated by a project at the Port of Hamburg.

In order to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, logistics companies in Germany will have to push ahead with the electrification of their fleets over the coming years and switch to electric trucks. That in itself is an enormous task. In addition, the charging of the electrified heavy commercial vehicles that will then be required presents considerable challenges: Charging infrastructure must be available along the routes (feasibility), time-consuming charging times must be taken into account (cost-effectiveness).

This challenge can only be overcome if, in addition to the logistics companies, OEMs and manufacturers of charging infrastructure, charge point operators (CPOs) and energy suppliers are involved. As actors within a common ecosystem, their task goes beyond promoting the construction of a truck-compatible charging infrastructure and ensuring sufficient network capacity. They must also carry out a thorough analysis of the total cost of ownership (TCO), the re-organization of logistics processes and the integration of new tools into existing IT landscapes.

In our MHPDeepDive “Electrifying commercial vehicles – success factors and challenges facing companies and industry,” we present ways to help this complex project succeed. To this end, we will discuss the challenges from the point of view of the individual actors and discuss different components that could form a possible solution. In addition, the outline of a pilot project in the Port of Hamburg and the initial results of a study carried out by us will be directly relevant to practice.


  • Florian Windeler, Senior Manager, Mobility Transformation, MHP
  • Inga Prikker, Manager, Mobility Transformation, MHP
  • Professor Dr. Jan Ninnemann, Professor für Logistik an der Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) und Geschäftsführer von HTC
  • Benedikt Krinninger, Head of Product & Solution Management, Mer Germany GmbH

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Language: German

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