Mercedes Benz Bank AG is one of the first recipients of subsidies as part of the funding guideline of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport for alternative, climate-protecting drives and associated refuelling and charging infrastructure (KsNI) for light and heavy commercial vehicles.
With the help of the subsidies, 46 battery-electric series production Mercedes-Benz eActros will be presented to logistic companies, Dachser and DB Schenker, at particularly favourable terms. The eActros have been funded in the total amount of 10.77 million euros by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport under the KsNI guideline.
The fully-electric trucks will be deployed by Dachser in the inner city of Stuttgart to deliver general cargo, or palleted shipments that are too big and heavy for parcel delivery. In addition, the eActros, along with a FUSO eCanter (7.5 tonnes), supply an inner city microhub with consignments, that are then distributed to their final destination via electrically supported cargo bikes.
DB Schenker uses the eActors to transport paletted shipments in the Leipzig area. For this purpose, the e-truck, which has a permissible total weight of 19 tonnes, was configured as a two-axle vehicle with an aerodynamic box body from the SPIER company. DB Schenker had already gathered a wealth of experience with an eActro prototype as part of ‘eActros innovation fleet’.
The eActros are funded under the KsNI guideline with a total of 10.77 million euros by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport. NOW GmbH coordinates, while applications are approved by the Federal Office for Goods Transport. According to Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director (Chair) of NOW GmbH: “The funding supports the spread of commercial vehicles with climate-protecting drives and thus contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the improvement of air quality in cities and to noise protection. I am delighted that the biggest players from logistics are seizing the initiative and launching into the electrification of heavy-duty transport.”
Further information in the press releases of Daimler Truck AG:
- “All-electric truck with the Three-Pointed Star: Series-production eActros to go into operation with Dachser in greater Stuttgart area”
- “First series-produced Mercedes-Benz eActros handed over to DB Schenker“
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