Supporting Electrification of Logistics fleets by analyzing demand for Energy and Charging needed for Transition


SELECT is exploring prerequisites for supplying electric light and heavy-duty fleets with sufficient power and energy and new digital solutions – promoting energy efficiency and a green transition in the North Sea Region.

Project period: July 2024 - Januar 2025

Funding program: small-scale project Interreg North Sea Region

Our vision is to lay the foundation for a sustainable logistics future in Hamburg as well as across city and regional boundaries, through data-driven insights and framework development.  

Through data collection and the development of a robust framework, this project aims to provide the essential groundwork for sustainable logistics, taking into account the needs and insights of logistics stakeholders and grid operators. We want to be the driving force behind future projects and initiatives that promote eco-friendly logistics, optimized energy use, and grid-conscious decisions, benefitting both logistics stakeholders and grid operators alike.

Project focus:

  • Transboundary Sustainability Collaboration: Our efforts promote transboundary collaboration for sustainability, with each region or city making its own contributions before the information is merged. This step-by-step approach allows each region or city to better understand its specific needs and circumstances. The results of our data-driven collaboration will serve as a guide for sustainable practices and the integration of logistics and energy, based on well-founded regional insights. 
  • Optimized Transboundary Logistics and Energy Integration: The optimization of logistics and energy integration on a transnational level occurs step by step, with each region or city providing its own insights. This approach helps reduce environmental impacts while considering regional differences. Our work will demonstrate how data-driven cooperation can create sustainable and efficient logistics processes that function seamlessly across borders and are based on well-founded regional information. 
  • Global Model for Sustainability: This project work will serve as a model for sustainable collaboration and the integration of logistics and energy, based on the step-by-step insights and contributions of each region or city. The global community can learn from our participatory approach and develop similar initiatives to advance sustainability worldwide, taking into account regional differences and needs. 

The project consortium consists of five partners representing five different countries all located in the North Sea Region, representing three different levels and perspectives: the local public authority (Mechelen), the regional public authorities (Region Hovenstaden/Copenhagen, North Brabant), and business& innovation support organizations (Hamburg, Lindholm)

  • Lindholmen Science Park AB (Sweden) Lindholmen
  • Region Hovestaden (Capital region of Denmark) Copenhagen
  • Logistik-Initiative Hamburg (Germany) Hamburg
  • Stad Mechelen (Belgium) Mechelen
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant (Netherlands) Brabant


Task of the Logistics Initiative Hamburg

With the gained results of the project LIHH will derive measures, identify need for action and initiate follow up to drive forward electrification of road freight transport.

The SELECT project gathers local and regional authorities together with business support organizations from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. The partners will work to explore prerequisites for supplying electric light and heavy-duty fleets with sufficient power and energy at logistics terminals and public locations, and to explore potential new services enabled by digital solutions, and governance structures needed to support the transition.

The overall objective is to showcase a framework for interaction between local and regional public authorities and logistics stakeholders to accelerate the electrification of commercial logistics fleets and adopt digital solutions for sharing charging infrastructure serving as best practice to other authorities in the NSR.

The partnership will collect information through interviews and data analysis concerning local logistics stakeholders, logistics flows, and inputs from local energy companies. This will initiate an analysis of the potential energy and power requirements for supplying electric vehicles with energy. The input from the interviews will also be the basis for understanding potential new services and need for governance.

To understand how the local and regional authorities can support the logistics sector in transitioning to electric vehicles, a dialogue on local and transnational level is needed to establish efficient knowledge transfer, data & information sharing, comparability of regions & user needs oriented recommendations. Cooperation between the actors showcased by the participants of SELECT and constructing initial analyses based on the outcome is expected to act as a best practice to be utilized by other local and regional authorities in the NSR region. A plan for utilisation will be developed in the project.

The experiences of conducting project activities will be gathered in an action plan with recommendations for local and regional authorities in terms of interacting with the logistics sector. The aim is that the results from the SELECT project will be further developed into a larger project.

The project has not yet been completed. Project work statuses and results are regularly published on the official project website webpage

If you are active in the field of electromobility and/or the integration of mobility and logistics infrastructures, have questions on the topic, or would like to implement or discuss a project idea in this area with our network, please contact us!