(09.05.2019) The electric trucks Mercedes-Benz Trucks eActros are now also being used in the Rhine-Main area, where the Rigterink logistics group uses the Stromer to supply supermarkets and central warehouses.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is launching another all-electric eActros on the roads: the heavy truck will be put into practical use by the Rigterink logistics group and will transport food in inner-city delivery traffic in Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz and numerous other municipalities in the Rhine-Main area , The daily route from the Rigterink logistics location in Flörsheim am Main to supermarket branches and various central warehouses of supermarket chains is about 200 km. The route is driven once a day with the 25-tonner, so that the total range of the eActros of up to 200 km with a battery charge is used optimally. The battery is charged overnight.
The energy of the eActros comes from lithium-ion batteries with 240 kWh. Depending on the available charging power, they can be fully charged within two hours (at 150 kW). The truck has a Kühl-Wechselkoffer from Schmitz Cargobull for the energy-efficient transport of chilled goods. The electric cooling unit from Schmitz Cargobull operates completely emission-free and is specially designed for use in distribution traffic.
Rigterink has a total of 20 customers from various industries who integrate the electric truck into their fleet. The customers each use a close-to-production 18- or 25-tonner for around a year in normal operation and test it for its suitability for everyday use. The goal is to realize locally emission-free and quiet driving in cities starting in 2021, even with heavy series trucks. The test series is divided into two phases with ten customers each. The first eActros of the so-called "innovation fleet" has been in operation with a customer since September 2018.
The development and testing of heavy-duty electric trucks in distribution transport is being funded in various parts by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the "Concept ELV" project.
Via: Daimler AG