DB Schenker is the first customer worldwide to take delivery of the battery
electric Mercedes-Benz eActros as a series-production vehicle.
DB Schenker became the first customer worldwide to take delivery of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros as a series-production vehicle. The 19-ton truck will be used for general cargo deliveries in urban logistics operations. DB Schenker is already able to make CO2-free general cargo deliveries from more than 60 locations across Europe. With the eActros, we are adding another vehicle model to its sustainable fleet and taking another important step toward climate-neutral logistics.
“As a pioneer in the field of innovative transport solutions, and 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 services. After all, our success is based not only on our reliable logistics services but also on our social commitment and the contribution we make to environmental protection. To do this, you need to have the right mix of vehicles with alternative drive systems. The light FUSO eCanter truck from Daimler Truck has already proved its suitability for everyday use at DB Schenker facilities in several cities, and now we’re excited to see how the eActros will perform. As the market leader for land transport in Europe, we have a special responsibility to play the pioneering role here.”
The foundation for the use of the Mercedes Benz eActros was laid back in 2020, when CO2-neutral delivery operations were successfully tested in the center of Leipzig using a pre-series eActros truck. With a range of approximately 200 km, the eActros did a great job by successfully completing all of its daily assignments without having to stop to recharge. The truck’s batteries were then charged every night at a DB Schenker charging station. DB Schenker has also been using more than 40 FUSO eCanter trucks for normal daily operations in 11 European countries – including Germany, France, Finland, Italy, and Spain – for more than a year now.