The eActros – Mercedes-Benz’s electromobility offering in heavy-duty CV, is now with its first customer since the beginning of serial production. According to a press release, Karin Rådström, CEO, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, handed over an eActros 300 to logistics firm DB Schenker.
The major logistics company DB Schenker already has a lot of experience with the eActros prototype. All thanks to being a part of the “eActros innovation fleet”. Additionally, DB Schenker uses the eActros to transport palletized shipments in the Leipzig area.
At a customer meeting in Wörth, an eActros 300 was received by Cyrille Bonjean and Wolfgang Janda from the DB Schenker company. The electric truck with a 19-tonnes GVW rolled off the assembly line as per plan last year. However, it was waiting for federal funding approval. With a two-axle configuration, the electric truck has its aerodynamic box body by SPIER.
Mercedes Benz eActros
Karin Rådström, Member of the Board of Management Daimler Truck Holding AG, responsible for the regions Europe and Latin America and the Mercedes-Benz Truck brand says, “We are very pleased that DB Schenker, as one of the leading companies in the logistics industry, has chosen the Mercedes-Benz eActros. We worked closely with DB Schenker during the development of the eActros. The feedback from the practical trials were used to develop the series vehicle as well as related services. The eActros is a truck you can trust – and the right vehicle for a new, sustainable era.”
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Wolfgang Janda, Executive Vice President, Head of Network & Line Haul Management at DB Schenker says, “As a pioneer of innovative transport solutions with a group-wide fleet of more than 30,000 vehicles, we at DB Schenker have set ourselves the goal of becoming the world’s leading provider of green logistics. Our success is not only based on our reliable logistics services, but also on our social commitment and ecologically friendly solutions. The prerequisite for this is the right vehicle mix with alternative drives. The light FUSO eCanter from Daimler Truck has already proven its suitability for everyday use in various cities. Now we are excited to see how the eActros will fare. As the market leader for overland transport in Europe, we have a special responsibility to take on the pioneering role here.”
At the same time, for DB Schenker, this is not the first use of an electric truck. The major logistics company also has more than 40 FUSO eCanter in operation in 11 European countries. In fact, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics companies adopting sustainable forms of freight transport.