All-electric truck, Mercedes-Benz eActros to go into operation with Dachser in Stuttgart

One of the first battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros out of series production is going to the logistics service provider Dachser. Karin Rådström, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, personally handed over an eActros 300 to Stefan Hohm, Chief Development Officer (CDO) and member of the Dachser Board of Management, during a customer meeting in Wörth am Rhein. Dachser is already planning to include additional eActros in its vehicle fleet as part of its climate protection strategy. “The series-production eActros is an important component of our city delivery concept DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery, which we are currently expanding to eleven European metropolitan regions,” explains Stefan Hohm on the occasion of the handover of a first vehicle, which will replace the prototype that has been in practical trials with Dachser in Stuttgart since 2019. “The eActros has proven its everyday value in Stuttgart, especially when it comes to the emission-free delivery of palletized goods to customers. We also see some potential in shuttle traffic for the all-electric truck. We assume that the vehicle will find a wide range of applications in sustainable cargo logistics.”

In Stuttgart, Dachser delivers general cargo, especially palletized shipments that are too large and heavy for parcel shipping, with the eActros to its downtown customers. In addition, the electric truck, in conjunction with a FUSO eCanter (7.5 tons), supplies an inner-city microhub with shipments, which are then distributed over the last mile with electrically supported cargo bikes. All general cargo shipments in a defined area (DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery) are delivered by Dachser, locally CO2 and nitrogen oxide emissions free. The eActros is only charged by green electricity at the Dachser branch in Kornwestheim.

For the application, the e-truck was configured with a 4×2 wheel formula and a box body from SPIER. The 19-ton truck was produced last year after the start of series production and has now been officially handed over at a meeting following the approval for federal funding. Dachser is one of the selected customers who gained valuable experience with the eActros prototype at an early stage.

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