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Dachser thinks electric – and gas

[ February 3, 2022   //   ]

German logistics provider Dachser is to step up its use of zero-emission vehicles.. In an initial step, the family-owned company will introduce at least 50 additional battery electric trucks on European routes by the end of 2023along with 1,000 electric passenger cars to its company and service fleet.

In parallel, it will press ahead with a range of pilot projects to develop and test hydrogen-powered trucks equipped with fuel cell technology. It plans to have hydrogen-powered vehicles from a range of manufacturers operating within its network by no later than the beginning of 2023.

At present, Dachser primarily uses battery-powered vehicles for urban deliveries within its groupage network but there are still very few all-electric production vehicles available in the heavier weight classes.

The company is however operatinga preproduction model of the 19-tonne Mercedes-Benz eActros in Stuttgart, as part of an innovation partnership with Daimler.

In the next two years, DACHSER will introduce at least 50 additional zero-emission trucks, including heavy battery-electric motor vehicles and truck tractors.