DB Schenker introduces Volvo FL Electric fleet in Oslo
With the integration of a new Volvo FL Electric truck into the electric fleet of the ‘Oslo City Hub’ distribution centre, DB Schenker can now carry out its city logistics in Oslo without direct emissions. A further 23 electric vehicles are to follow by the end of the year.
DB Schenker has ordered a total of eleven new trucks with electric drive for city logistics in Oslo to replace diesel-powered trucks. The first of three Volvo FL Electric Trucks has been fitted with the inscription “100% electric in Oslo” to mark achieving the company’s sustainability target.
The purchase of the electric trucks was supported by the Norwegian energy agency Enova. “I would like to commend you for an innovative approach that goes beyond the use of electric trucks,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the presentation of the vehicles. “With Enova support and significant investments in electric vehicles, and a centrally located logistics terminal, you are showing the way”.
The Volvo FL Electric is designed for urban delivery traffic or municipal services such as waste management. The electric drive has an output of 185 kW maximum or 130 kW continuous power. The 16-tonne electric truck is powered by two to six 50 kWh lithium-ion battery packs. Makes capacities of 100 to 300 kWh possible. This should enable ranges of 100 to 300 kilometres. The AC charging process with up to 22 kW takes around 13 hours for the 300 kWh battery. In addition, the battery packs can also be recharged in one to two hours using DC quick charging with up to 150 kW at CCS.
The Oslo City Hub was opened by DB Schenker in May 2019 in the centre of the Norwegian capital. By the end of 2020, the fleet running on green electricity fleet is to comprise 23 vehicles, including electrically powered electric delivery vans and electric bikes. The entire City Hub is to be powered by renewable energy, primarily from Norwegian hydropower.