EMILIA focuses on the development and experimental implementation of novel freight logistics concepts for urban areas especially tailored towards a significant use of electric mobility ranging from e-cargo tricycles to alternative fuelled road trains. The logistics concepts will be integrated with the technological optimization of small electric cargo vehicles, of which range will be increased and costs will be reduced. This will be achieved by developing efficient electric vehicle components such as an energy efficient drive train for an electric cargo-tricycle and a light utility vehicle as well as a lightweight design for a small hybrid road train. EMILIA will end with a joint demonstration phase showing that using electric vehicles in urban logistics is technically feasible and economically viable. A strong Austrian consortium, integrated work packages and a close collaboration will decisively contribute to achieving the project goals.