Dachser purchases 15 electric trucks from Renault Trucks

Logistics service provider Dachser is expanding its fleet with 15 electric trucks from Renault Trucks. The all-electric vehicles will complete local and long-distance transport routes every working day at seven Dachser locations in Germany.

Image: Renault Trucks

Five Renault Trucks E-Tech D electric trucks are already in operation for Dachser. Seven more vehicles of this type and three E-Tech T tractor units are now being delivered. Dachser will use the latter in Öhringen, Neuss, and Langenhagen in Germany. The exact route is not described in detail in the press release.

The E-Tech D is an electric 16-tonne truck with a payload of up to 8.75 tonnes. Depending on customer requirements, various battery configurations can be ordered – with 200 to 565 kWh of energy content. With the latter variant, a range of up to 560 kilometres is possible. Renault Trucks does not specify which battery and wheelbase Dachser has opted for.

The E-Tech T is a heavy-duty truck with a gross vehicle weight of up to 44 tonnes, which is available as a tractor unit and chassis. However, the model is intended for regional rather than long-distance transport. The stated range of up to 500 kilometres already includes a one-hour charging stop.

“We are convinced that only companies that position themselves sustainably will have a long-term future,” says Alexander Tonn, COO of Road Logistics at Dachser. “We therefore want to make a valuable contribution to environmental and climate protection and be a driving force for the logistics industry with measures on many levels. Bringing emission-free vehicles into practical use plays an important role in this. With Renault Trucks, we have a reliable partner with whom we can embark on what is still a long journey towards decarbonising our road transport.”

As part of its sustainability and climate protection strategy, logistics service provider Dachser is preparing for the gradual transformation to zero-emission vehicles and the corresponding charging infrastructure. Since January 2022, the company has been sourcing all of its electricity worldwide from renewable energy sources. Dachser wants to steadily increase the number of BEV and FCEV trucks in both the local and long-distance transport network depending on performance, charging infrastructure and cost-effectiveness.

“We at Renault Trucks are aware that we can only implement a long-term climate protection strategy if we work together,” says Frederic Ruesche, Managing Director of Renault Trucks in Germany. “I am therefore all the more pleased that we are working with Dachser to drive forward the reduction of EV emissions in the short and long-haul sector.”

renault-trucks.com (in German)

1 Comment

about „Dachser purchases 15 electric trucks from Renault Trucks“
24.06.2024 um 07:32
WOW..Nice to look at the elegant cab of Renault Electric Trucks in the direction of Zero Tailpipe Emission....Sustainable Energy...Kudos to Renault!.....the Pioneer in Automobiles from France....

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *