Project in Focus: ZEFES

The ZEFES project develops Zero Emission Flexible vehicle platforms with modular powertrains serving the long-haul freight EcoSystem”. It 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.

On 11 May 2023 ZEFES held, as part of the Transport and Logistics 2023 conference, a seminar on zero-emission heavy-duty road transport: perspectives and innovation testing in real operations. At this event, ZEFES informed the participants about the vehicles, infrastructure, and logistics operations requirements to accelerate the adoption and deployment of zero-emission technologies in freight transport.

ZEFES brings together the road transport value chain: automobile manufacturers and suppliers, logistic operators and shippers, and professional drivers. All the stakeholders will work together to demonstrate zero-emission technologies in daily operations, bringing freight transport one step closer to Europe’s Green Deal targets.

Learn more about ZEFES and this event at:

This project is co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101095856.

Project facts:

Start: Duration: Budget: Public funding: Website:
January 2023 42 months €35.5 million €23.2 million
Partners: Coordinator: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
EUCAR members: Hyundai ME, Renault Trucks (Volvo Group), Scania (Volkswagen Group), Volvo Group.
Partners: Ford Otosan, Kässbohrer, Van Eck Trailers, ABB E-Mobility, AVL, Carburos, Airproducts, Hitachi Energy, Michelin, Plastic Omnium, Ricardo, Uniresearch, ZF, ALICE, DPD NL, Colruyt, Gruber Logistics, Gebrüder Weiss, Procter & Gamble, PrimaFrio, PTV, Fraunhofer, University of Applied Sciences HAN, IDIADA, TNO, UIC, CFL Multimodal, Grupo Sésé, IRU.