What is FEC?
The Fleet Electrification Coalition (FEC) aims to speed up large-scale e-truck deployment by leveraging the power of demand aggregation. By fostering a strong market for electric trucks, FEC will help drive the transition to sustainable transportation and carbon emissions reduction. Through strategic partnerships, innovative solutions, and targeted advocacy, FEC will empower businesses to make the switch to eTrucks, creating a more sustainable future for all.
This project is run by the Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance and co-hosted by CALSTART.
Increase supply and reduce cost of eTrucks through a set of framework agreements to purchase a large number of e-Trucks
Ensure roll-out of adequate charging network by supporting public network roll-out sequence, shared use, and volume commitments
Reduce entry barriers to facilitate electrification of 3rd party providers and SMEs
The fleet electrification project will consist of 4 workstreams, that aim to achieve concrete, actionable results
e-Truck demand aggregation
- Clear volume demand signal based on aggregated demand
- Proof of concept tender for first use case
- Proof of concept for semi-public charging solutions
- Identify priority locations for public charging, including required commitment
- Report outlining potential promising innovating financing models
- Actionable plan for development of a first Proof of Concept
- Establishement of several pilot projects within the next few months
- All focusing on specific parts of fleet electrification
Benefits for shippers
Ability to become a front-runner in sustainability through enabling subcontractors / LSPs in fleet electrification
Benefits for carriers
- Faster and cheaper (5-10%) access to eTrucks and charging
- Easier access to contract incentives and financing mechanisms for SMEs
Benefits for LSPs
- Faster and cheaper electrification of own fleets
- Enabling sub-contractors to electrify through collective access to eTrucks and charging infrastructure
Download these slide decks for more information:
For Logistics Service Providers (LSPs): FEC Introduction for LSPs
For Shippers: FEC Introduction for Shippers
Financing the transition to electric trucks - Framing paper for the start of a dialogue, in collaboration with CALSTART and Government of The Netherlands
News about the Fleet Electrification Coalition
FEC Demand Aggregation
Leading global companies unite to propel electric truck adoption in the United States and Europe and signal demand for 60,000 electric heavy duty trucks by 2030.
At Climate Week NYC 2023, the Fleet Electrification Coalition (FEC) was launched by Smart Freight Centre and CALSTART. This launch was underpinned by the announcement of the signalling for demand for more than 60,000 battery-electric heavy-duty trucks in the United States and Europe by 2030. In an effort to accelerate the deployment of electric trucks and facilitate the deployment of essential charging infrastructure, Smart Freight Centre’s Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance and CALSTART have kickstarted the Fleet Electrification Coalition. The members of the coalition have agreed to work together to establish favorable market conditions for the deployment of battery-electric heavy-duty trucks.
Pinpointing optimal locations for electric charging stations for heavy goods vehicles
Developing public charging infrastructure for e-trucks will be essential for large-scale adoption of e-trucks. To date, available charging infrastructure for e-trucks is negligible, making fleet owners reluctant to accept this important low-carbon solution. Effective and efficient rollout of charging infrastructure will depend on bottom-up input from (potential users), ensuring that charging stations are installed in locations that make the most sense for fleet owners.
In order to create an industry-sourced overview of charging infrastructure , SFBA will build on the CHALET tool developed and made available to the market by Amazon. CHALET is an open-source tool designed to assist multiple stakeholders in pinpointing optimal locations for electric charging stations for heavy goods vehicles across Europe. Smart Freight Centre’s SFBA will be the first to adopt the tool by calling its stakeholders to contribute.
More on SFC electrification projects
Road Freight Electrification Guidance
The Road Freight Electrification Guidance works towards helping fleet owners and freight buyers to better understand where and when electrification should be applied, based on solid research, a tested decision-making approach, and through real-life examples from around the world.
Learn more about the Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance
Uniting corporate freight buyers to shift towards zero-emissions freight across all modes of transport in collaboration with their supply chains and partners.Learn more about SFBA