DB Schenker first MAN eTruck customer

In News, MAN2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineFebruary 3, 2023

International logistics company DB Schenker will add 100 new MAN eTrucks to its fleet by 2026, making it the eTrucks’ inaugural pilot customer.

The first eTrucks for DB Schenker will be handed over in 2024. The 10 MAN eTrucks received by DB Schenker in 2024 will be ultra-tractor units. The other electric trucks to be delivered in 2025 and 2026 are planned as ultra-tractor units and swap-body trucks.

“We are very pleased to have our first customer for the new eTruck. The demand in the market for this fully electric vehicle is already enormous. The topic is now really picking up speed – also because more and more of our customers are setting themselves extremely ambitious decarbonisation targets. This has a direct impact on the logistics chains,” says Alexander Vlaskamp, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus.

Cyrille Bonjean, head of land transport at DB Schenker Europe, says: “We want to build up practical experience with e-trucks as early as possible. In this way, we can quickly create an offer for the economy to make supply chains more climate-friendly. This brings us another step closer to our goal of being net-zero on the road in land transport by 2040.”

DB Schenker will set up its own charging infrastructure. It will utilise intelligent route planning and other digital services from MAN Digital Solutions, such as eManager, ServiceCare and MAN Driver App, and will have full support from MAN Transport Solutions, including route analysis, charging strategy, charging infrastructure planning and energy demand optimisation.