Quantron has recently delivered the first out of seven electric transporters to last mile specialist Rhenus Home Delivery. The vehicles, Quantron QLI BEV with 7.2 ton GVW, was specially developed for uncomplicated and emission-free deliveries from inner-city micro-depots directly to the end customer. Talking about Quantron, here’s what happened at the company’s first Tech Day in Augsburg.
Rhenus Home Delivery had been looking for partners who could supply them with transporters tailored to their micro-depot concept. In addition to the prerequisite of an emission-free drive, the requirement was also placed on the vehicles that they facilitated the quickest and most uncomplicated loading and unloading possible in order to optimise the delivery processes.
The micro-depots serve as inner-city interim storage facilities for Rhenus Home Delivery. Starting from the local delivery depot, the swap bodies are bundled together and taken to the micro-depot overnight in order to reduce the number of individual journeys and relieve the morning rush hour.
Electric transporters: Quantron vehicle based on the Iveco Daily
QUANTRON was responsible for the electrification of the vehicle in the project. The QUANTRON QLI BEV with a total weight of 7.2 tonnes and based on the Iveco Daily, adds a new weight class to the existing QUANTRON QLI range. B. Göbel & Sohn GmbH, the other partner within the project, has taken on the integration of the electro-hydraulic scissor lifting table.
“We are extremely pleased that Rhenus Home Delivery selected us, together with Göbel, as the implementation partner for their idea. The first vehicle is already in the testing phase and we look forward to taking the next steps with Rhenus Home Delivery and Göbel in order to improve and further develop this concept in the sense of a co-creation”, commented René Wollmann, CTO and appointed executive board member of Quantron.