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Seminar: Automotive Electrification in Logistics

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Automotive Electrification

We hear a lot about autonomous vehicles and electrical trucks for city and fine distribution.

Logistics is getting more and more electrified, but there are still issues and challenges. Many companies desire to reduce their CO² emission and impact on the environment. Can Automotive Electrification of Logistics help to reach environmental impact as well as financial targets? What is the market status today? Who are the players? What is happening? And what is going to happen in the short and longer term?

Join us during this afternoon seminar and find out.


  • 13:30 – Welcome and coffee
  • 14:00 – Introduction: the importance of electrical transportation, limitations, infrastructure and market status (Jan De Kimpe, PICS Belgium, KULeuven, Logisol Pro)
  • 14:20 – Techniques, business cases and company policy (Stefan Russu, J&J)
  • 14:55 – Convergence of electrification and automation (prof. dr. Lieselot Vanhaverbeke, VUB, Department of Business Technology and Operations, Research Group MOBI – Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology)
  • 15:30 – Break
  • 15:50 – Battery-electric freight transport in Flanders, opportunities and challenges (Sophie Delannoy, project leader VIL and Aldo Peeters, project leader VIL)

VIL takes a look at  the operational and economic conditions to make battery-electric transport feasible. It examines the requirements for rolling out a nationwide charging network, both at shippers and depots, and at (semi-) public stops. What are the new business models that could emerge in this ecosystem? And what role can logistics companies take on as providers of charging infrastructure? The potential for Catenary Road Solution in Flanders will also be examined.

  • 16:15 – Case: ADDAX motors, Belgian builder of electrical vehicles (Jean-Charles Carrette, CEO)
  • 16:40 – Case: Carrier using electrical vehicles, Ninatrans (Benny Smets, CEO Ninatrans)
  • 17:05 – Q&A
  • 17:15 – End

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  • English


  • PICS members/Value Chain subscribers: 250 euro + 21% VAT
  • Non members : 290 euro + 21% VAT

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April 28, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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