DB Schenker: our success is based not only on our reliable logistics but also our social commitment
DB Schenker today became the first customer worldwide to take delivery of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros as a seriesproduction vehicle.
The company for global logistics services will be using the 19-ton truck 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, DB Schenker is adding another vehicle model to its sustainable fleet and taking another important step toward climateneutral 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,” says Wolfgang Janda, Executive Vice President, Head of Network & Line Haul Management at DB Schenker.
“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.”
Karin Rådström, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck Holding AG, with responsibility for the regions Europe and Latin America and the Mercedes-Benz Truck brand, adds the following: “We are very pleased that DB Schenker, which is one of the leading companies in the logistics sector, has chosen to rely on the Mercedes-Benz eActros. We worked closely with DB Schenker when we developed the eActros. This also allowed us to directly incorporate feedback from actual operations into the series-production model and the associated services we offer. The eActros is a true Mercedes and the right vehicle for a new sustainable era.”