DB Schenker to purchase 100 eActros LongHaul electric vehicles (EVs) from Mercedes-Benz Trucks as it aims to achieve CO2-neutrality by 2040

DB Schenker has announced it plans to acquire 100 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric vehicles (EVs) for European long-distance haulage operations. DB Schenker and Mercedes-Benz Trucks have signed a joint letter of intent for this purpose. DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics providers with around 76,600 employees at more than 1,850 locations in over 130 countries.

The use of the battery-electric eActros LongHaul is intended to contribute to achieving CO2 neutrality on DB Schenker’s balance sheet by 2040. The electric truck has a range of around 310 miles (500 km) on a single charge and is expected to reach series maturity in 2024.

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Stina Fagerman, Mercedes-Benz Trucks Head of Marketing, Sales and Services, said: “DB Schenker is an important and long-standing partner for us that is already successfully using our electric trucks for distribution haulage. 

“We are therefore all the more pleased that, for long-distance haulage, the company has chosen another vehicle sporting the three-pointed star – the battery-electric eActros LongHaul.”

Cyrille Bonjean, DB Schenker Europe Head of Land Transport, said: “The successive expansion of our electric fleet will enable us to pursue our objective of becoming the world’s leading provider of green logistics. 

“With the eActros LongHaul, it is now also possible to use battery-electric vehicles on long distances. For us, it is important to take responsibility for the environment and to promote ecological solutions.”

This latest partnership builds on DB Schenker’s deal with Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive all-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider. This partnership involved the pre-order of nearly 1,500 full-electric Volta Zerovehicles. This deal, along with the latest one with Mercedes, shows that DB Schenker are working hard to become CO2 neutral by 2040. This is a model many large logistics companies should take note of and work towards. 

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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