The courier, express and parcel (CEP) industry is growing strongly in Germany. Delivery on the last mile has so far largely been carried out in the cities by vans with diesel engines. This is critical in cities with high pollution levels. The "eBaseCamp" project is implementing the prototype of a charging park for electric delivery vehicles. Centrally located in an urban agglomeration, the eBaseCamp will comprise 300 parking and charging spaces and offer its users a complete package for the use of an electric delivery van, thus increasing the attractiveness of electric delivery vans for CEP companies.
Tasks of the chair of controlling in the project are cost calculations based on TCO approaches for operators and users of the eBaseCamp and the derivation of feasible business models for the concept. Special focus is put on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). In addition, the social benefit of the concept compared to the status quo will be evaluated and recommendations for action for a successful further implementation of the concept in Germany will be derived.
Project partners are Daimler, Hubject, the TU Berlin, the University of Siegen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems.