Taking Zero-Emission Long-Haul Freight Transport in Europe to the next level

A collaborative project funded by the EU, demonstrating zero emission, flexible vehicle platforms with modular powertrains serving the long-haul freight ecosystem.

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ZEFES Introduction

ZEFES is a 3,5-year project aiming to deploy 9 different long-haul truck configurations (BEV and FCEV) in various use cases covering important TEN-T corridors in Europe.

The project addresses the decarbonisation of long-distance freight transport by demonstrating real-world applications with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) across Europe.

ZEFES in figures

42% progress

ZEFES started on the first of January 2023 and will run for 42 months

23.195.078

funding from the European Union under the Horizon Europe programme

40 partners

from 14 different countries in Europe

ZEFES Partners

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

FORD OTOMOTIV

KÄSSBOHRER

RENAULT TRUCKS

SCANIA CV AB

VAN ECK TRAILERS BV

VOLVO GROUP

ABB E-mobility BV

AVL List GmbH

SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE CARBUROS METALICOS SA

MANUFACTURE FRANCAISE DES PNEUMATIQUES MICHELIN

PLASTIC OMNIUM NEW ENERGIES WELS GMBH

Ricardo Automotive and Industrial

UNIRESEARCH BV

ZF CV SYSTEMS HANNOVER GMBH

ALLIANCE FOR LOGISTICS INNOVATION THROUGH COLLABORATION IN EUROPE

DPD (NEDERLAND) B.V.

ETABLISSEMENTEN FRANZ COLRUYT NV

GRUBER LOGISTICS S.P.A.

GEBRÜDER WEISS GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

PROCTER AND GAMBLE SERVICES COMPANY NV

PRIMAFRIO CORPORACION, S.A.

PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR GmbH

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV

HAN University of Applied Sciences

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA

Nederlandse Organisatie Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek

International Union of Railways

CFL MULTIMODAL S.A.

Grupo Logistico Sese

Hitachi Energy Switzerland Ltd.

International Road Transport Union

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