DHL Freight tests new Mercedes-Benz e-Actros

In Mercedes-Benz, News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 12, 2023

DHL Freight has put a Mercedes-Benz eActros 300 tractor to the test over several days in practice.

The battery-electric truck transported from the DHL Freight Terminal in Hagen near Dortmund an average of 12 tonnes of production material to the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kassel, some 175km away – without having to stop for charging.

The electric truck covered 350km per day. Among other things, the batteries were charged at a truck charging station on the company premises in Kassel. The findings from the test operation serve as the basis for the planned conversion to CO2-neutral delivery transportation to the plant.

“The Mercedes-Benz plant in Kassel is the centre of competence for electric drive systems at Daimler Truck,” said Prof. Dr. Frank H. Lehmann, plant manager, Mercedes-Benz plant, Kassel.

“It is therefore only logical that we are now also working intensively on the electrification of delivery transportation to our plant. We are delighted that DHL was on board as an important logistics partner for the tests.”