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  • Writer's pictureConny Hertzberg

DiPP-R is the new 42

The electrification of vehicles is one of the most significant ways to eliminate CO2 emissions in the transport sector.

However, like all other major transformations, electrification of the transport sector will not come without its challenges. One of the challenges is HOW do we handle the increased load on the power grid if all vehicles are going to be fast charged at approximately the same time?

In a recent article published in DI, the authors highlight the challenges with the lack of capacity in the power grid. This is confirmed by studies carried out by the University of Lund which show that a typical terminal currently consumes approximately 1 MW and with an electrified vehicle fleet at the same terminal, the power consumption is 5,5 MW. The distribution capacity of the power grid max out at approximately 1,5 MW.

DiPP-R is the piece of the puzzle that can ensure a successful transformation to an urban transportation system that can scale with the increased demand for sustainable transports of both people and goods in cities without increasing traffic and at the same time solve the electrification of the transportation vehicles and the lack of capacity in the network.

DiPP-R's ability to pick up and deliver cargo cabinets and our patented solution with the battery in the cargo cabinet is a part of the solution. Instead of having one large charging station at the terminal/depot and route all power needed to fill up the batteries while the vehicles are stationary using fast chargers, DiPP-R creates a distributed charging topology consisting of many low power outlets which distributes the load on the grid over both time and over a larger section. DiPP-R is charged when the cargo box is stationary. Not when the vehicle is stationary. Our unique battery solution also flatten out the peaks from energy production from solar and wind.

To solve zero emission from land-based transport is not only a question for transporters and vehicle manufacturers. It is an equation that includes, the city, real estate owners, grid owners, carriers, vehicle manufacturers and even the end customer. As the expression says, “need is the mother of inventions” we are now facing a fantastic opportunity to transform urban logistics to be more cost efficient AND to save our planet AND create a society in which we can live for a long time to come. To succeed, electrification of vehicles is not the only measure. We must look at the whole.

Are you curious to know how we address the question HOW and why our holistic approach is called a GAME CHANGER? Reach out and become a part of the solution!

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