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Analysis of a fictive active e- trailer

Publication of Sustainable Port Cities
Gudo Ebbers, Steven Boonstra, F.G. Rieck | Conference contribution | Publication date: 09 October 2017
Trucks, consume an enormous amount of diesel annually and contribute greatly to the total CO2 emission around the world. Electrification of these freight vehicles will lead to reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emission. Trailers as part of heavy freight vehicles are a great opportunity for innovative change. Electrifying the trailer allows the combustion engine of the truck to cooperate with the electric motors in the trailer. The trailer will be able to regenerate energy using the electric motors, which are built into the rear axis of the trailer. The regenerated energy will be stored in a battery power pack for later use. Using the principle of peak shaving, the combustion engine will be assisted by the active e-trailer.

Author(s) - affiliated with Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

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