THE IMPORTANCE OF ELECTROMOBILITY IN THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

1 KOMAN Gabriel
Co-authors:
1 KRÚPOVÁ Silvia
Institution:
1 University of Žilina, Faculty of management science and informatics, Žilina, Slovak Republic, EU, gabriel.koman@fri.uniza.sk, Silvia.Krupova@uniza.sk
Conference:
CLC 2023 - Carpathian Logistics Congress, Wellness Hotel Step, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, November 8 - 10, 2023
Proceedings:
Proceedings CLC 2023 - Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
58-63
ISBN:
978-80-88365-17-4
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
10th April 2024
Metrics:
16 views / 18 downloads
Abstract

The logistics industry is experiencing digitalization and faces growing customer demands, fierce competition, and internationally connected markets. At the same time, the logistics industry is under pressure through political environmental decisions. It is estimated that there are 278 million commercial vehicles in the world, most of which are trucks used to transport goods. In addition, there are millions of privately owned trucks that contribute to even more trucks in the world. The logistics and transport sector contributes a third of global CO2 emissions, making it the most emitting sector in many countries. This proportion is still growing. Therefore, emphasis must be placed on the use of green fuels in the logistics industry. Electric trucks are an innovative technology that could increase the efficiency of freight transport and contribute to a more sustainable logistics future. Electric trucks are one of the most important advances in urban logistics in parallel with the Smart City concepts. Electric trucks are equipped with one or more electric motors to drive. This system reduces the CO2 footprint because no greenhouse gases are emitted. In 2023, many companies are looking to reduce the environmental impact of their operations, and electric trucks could contribute to a more sustainable supply chain. This article discusses the importance of electromobility in logistics and the importance of including electric trucks in the logistics industry's fleets. The methodological part of the article consists of an analysis of secondary sources from which the connections between logistics and e-mobility were derived. In the discussion and conclusion of the article, possible recommendations are presented through which it is possible to understand the importance of implementing electric trucks in the fleet of the logistics industry.

Keywords: Logistics, electromobility, electric trucks, supply chain, management, decision-making

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