DB Schenker’s electric trucks set milestone

2022/06/03 at 12:17 PM

German logistics provider DB Schenker has been operating electric trucks since 2017. Now, the company owns the largest battery-powered fleet among the road hauliers in Europe, which has set an important milestone.

Various types of DB Schenker’s electric trucks, source: DB Schenker

79 electric trucks of DB Schenker have covered a distance of more than 1.5 million kilometres. This is a significant milestone for the company’s efforts aimed at decarbonisation of freight delivery. “DB Schenker has already made important progress in climate protection in all major business units. We want DB Schenker to be CO2-neutral by 2040, just like the entire DB Group. This is still a challenging path, but we are taking it with determination and are setting clear signals,” said Levin Holle, chairman of the supervisory board of Schenker AG.

DB Schenker began to use electric trucks in Berlin in 2017. Within the five-year-long period, the company increased its e-fleet from two to 79 vehicles, which are produced by all major manufacturers. They are running on DB Schenker’s network to deliver general cargo to more than 60 locations across Europe. Furthermore, the German logistics provider uses more than 60 cargo bikes in urban traffic in 24 European cities. DB Schenker is planning to completely switch its fleet for urban collection and delivery traffic to electric drives by 2030.

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