Dachser launches electric trucks in Munich’s inner city

The logistics provider Dachser is deploying 7.5-tonne electric trucks in Munich starting this month. In the first step, a Fuso eCanter will start its service in the postcode area 80539. Two more vehicles of this type are expected to be added in early 2023.

Munich is the third German city, along with Stuttgart and Freiburg, in which Dachser is aiming for zero-emission inner-city delivery. The Fuso eCanter will deliver to the Munich districts of Altstadt-Lehel, Maxvorstadt and Schwabing-Freimann.

Once the two more electric trucks are in operation, Dachser says the zero-emission delivery area will expand to include the postcode areas 80331 and 80333, creating a total zero-emission delivery zone of around 1.6 square kilometres in the busy streets around Sendlinger Tor, Stachus, Odeonsplatz, Theresienstrasse and Maximilianstrasse, according to a statement from the family-owned company based in Allgäu, Germany.

“The proximity of DACHSER’s Munich branch to the city center is the optimal prerequisite for operating fully electric trucks. Delivery with the quiet, electrically powered 7.5-ton trucks contributes to improved air quality and quality of life in the city,” expresses Ingo Zimmermann, freight forwarding manager at the Munich location.

With Berlin and Hamburg, the company already has two more major cities in mind to establish its emission-free inner-city delivery service (“Dachser Emission-Free Delivery”). According to the service provider, this has already been implemented internationally: it is present in Oslo, Prague, Strasbourg, Paris, Madrid, Porto and – also from September – Copenhagen. Dachser’s delivery concept is modular in order to cover the prevailing local requirements. In addition to electric trucks and transporters, delivery bicycles are also used.

As far as other electric trucks are concerned, Dachser announced six months ago that it was putting a Mercedes-Benz eActros 300 with a Spier box body into service in Stuttgart. The 19-tonne truck replaced a prototype there that had been tested in practice since 2019. The logistics provider will also soon be testing a truck with hydrogen fuel cell technology from Hyundai. The 27-tonne vehicle (total weight) is expected to be tested in Magdeburg from the beginning of 2023. The hydrogen specimen is one of 27 Hyundai Xcient vehicles that will be exported to Germany for pilot projects.

At the beginning of the year, Dachser announced that it would fleet at least 50 additional electric trucks from different manufacturers in Europe by 2023. At the time, it said that it would procure the vehicles itself or use them in cooperation with transport partners. There are also plans to include around 1,000 electric cars in the company and company car fleet.

With reporting by Cora Werwitzke, France.



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