Following the signing of a LoI, DB Schenker plans to acquire 100 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric trucks for European long-distance haulage operations. The use of the battery-electric eActros LongHaul, introduced at IAA Transportation 2022, is intended to contribute to achieving CO2 neutrality on DB Schenker’s balance sheet by 2040. The truck series production is expected to start in 2024.

The batteries of the production eActros LongHaul can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in well under 30 minutes at a charging station with an output of about one megawatt. Three battery packs provide an installed total capacity of over 600 kWh and two electric motors, as part of a new e-axle, generate a continuous output of 400 kW and a peak output of over 600 kW. In addition to the tractor unit, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will also produce rigid variants of the eActros LongHaul right at market launch.

DB Schenker to buy 100 more electric trucks

“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”, commented Stina Fagerman, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

“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”, added Cyrille Bonjean, Head of Land Transport at DB Schenker Europe.

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