Gudo Ebbers, F.G. Rieck, Steven Boonstra | Conferentiebijdrage | Publicatiedatum: 09 oktober 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.