Mercedes-Benz Trucks continues the process of electrification regarding its plant logistics in Woerth. In particular, twelve more e-trucks, namely eActros 300, have been handed over to customers as an integral part of the company’s inbound logistics concept for emission-free delivery traffic. From the first quarter of 2024, these vehicles will be used to carry out around 50 all-electric transports to the Wörth plant every day. Mercedes-Benz Trucks has developed the “ELA” (Electrified Logistics Accelerated) consulting service based on the expertise gained in the course of this project.

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Ambitious electrification targets for Mercedes-Benz Trucks

The project to electrify inbound logistics in Wörth is being funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport with a total of around 3 million euros as part of the directive on the promotion of light and heavy commercial vehicles with alternative, climate-friendly drive systems and the associated refueling and charging infrastructure.

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“Electric trucks can already cover the majority of delivery routes over short and medium distances,” said Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “We want to leave the smallest possible carbon footprint across the entire value chain. This also includes the topic of inbound logistics at our Wörth plant. We are happy that many of our logistics partners are now switching to the all-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros and driving the transformation of the industry forward with us. For some of our logistics partners, this means entering the world of e-mobility. Our team is actively supporting them with consulting and service offerings. The fact that we are now taking the first decisive steps here in Wörth demonstrates the innovative strength of the plant, just in time for its 60th anniversary this year”.

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