L2-FTS efforts also include benchmarking research and demonstration projects on the development of different transport technologies all over the world, and the dynamic modelling of emissions by the decomposition of the Kaya identity for freight transportation.
This benchmarking is done based on the data collected by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and published in the white paper entitled “Transitioning to zero-emission heavy-duty freight-vehicles” (September 2017). Based on this report, the benchmarking can be done based on two different categories of demonstration projects and commercial products.
For the first part of analysis, demonstration projects are investigated. These are the projects aiming to reduce the cost and performance barriers of zero-emission truck projects. The following figure shows a preliminary analysis of the results. Each node represents a demonstration project. The network shows the emergence of the giant component (the largest connected part of the network), mainly composed of the demonstration projects of three countries, namely the United States, Germany and the Netherlands. Node size represents the eigenvector centrality, a proxy for the relative importance of individual nodes based on their moderating role in the network and connection to other important projects.
Figure: The preliminary analysis of benchmarking demonstration projects on the electrification of road freight transport (node size represents eigenvector centrality).
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