WP1: Project Management
WP1 ensures the smooth running of the project and facilitate the integration of its activities, timely delivery of high-quality project outputs, production of high-quality documentation and dissemination materials, and dissemination of project results to a wider audience leading to a successful completion of the project within the allocated time by facilitating coordination among consortia members, WP leaders and synergy between WPs.
WP2: Decarbonisation options for the Irish HDV sector
WP2 focuses on identifying the state-of-the-art on decarbonisation methods of HDV fleets employed in Europe and globally to reduce vehicular emissions. Further, it focuses on establishing the existing and projected demands and impacts in Irish HDV sector utilising the results of MAPHDV, ECOHDV and UCC-HDV projects. Lastly, the suitable decarbonisation options for Irish HDV fleet will be investigated through an expert survey.
WP3: Potential of Electrification of Irish HDV fleet
WP3 focuses on the technical feasibility, potential impacts, sustainability, and cost-benefit analysis of electrification under Business-as-Usual scenario and projected HDV demand for 2030 and 2050 with changes in current technology, improved vehicles, combined improved vehicles and charging, and full electrification.
WP4: Electric Roads Systems (ERSs) for Irish HDV sector
WP4 focuses on the technical feasibility, potential impacts, sustainability, and cost-benefit analysis of Electric Road Systems (ERS) under Business-as-Usual scenario and projected HDV demand for 2030 and 2050 with changes in existing road and overhead catenary (OC) technology, combined OC-hybrid EV and BEV, and improved OC-hybrid EV.
WP5: Potential of alternative fuels for Irish HDV sector
WP5 focuses on the technical feasibility, potential impacts, sustainability, and cost-benefit analysis of alternative fuels. The alternative fuels considered are Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HV0), biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, natural gas (CNG and/or LNG), synthetic fuels, and alternative powertrains (eg: Hydrogen fuel cell).
WP6: Comparison summary, guidelines and recommendations
WP6 focuses on the comparison of the decarbonisation options and the development of policy guidelines for decarbonisation of Irish HDV sector. Further, the focus will be on the preparation of draft final report and the organisation of workshops.