First Fuso eCanter delivered to DHL, DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser

Using the Fuso eCanter, enables logistics companies to operate with low noise and CO2-emissions in city centres

First Fuso eCanter delivered to DHL, DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser

On December 14, Daimler Trucks handed over the first units of its all-electric Fuso eCanter to European customers. The logistics companies DHL, DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser will use the all-electric light-duty truck in series production in their fleet. In the future these Fuso eCanter will play an important part in the companies’ sustainable fleet management, especially in urban delivery transport and various other logistics tasks.

The customers are all in the logistics business, but the trucks can be used in diverse areas of operation. All customers are putting the vehicles to work that is usually carried out with conventional drivetrains. The customer’s decision for the Fuso eCanter was influenced by factors such as noise and emission reductions, fleet-sustainability and also by economical reasons.

The drivers of the Fuso eCanter will be trained to operate the vehicle. The customers obtain their vehicles via a 24 month long-term rental from CharterWay, Daimler’s own rental and leasing expert in the commercial vehicle business.

Deutsche Post DHL will use its six vehicles in two important business divisions: Two vehicles will perform inner city delivery runs of business and private customers of DHL Freight’s Berlin branch, for heavy individual cargo, such as electrical or large household appliances. DHL Paket will use four vehicles for the delivery of goods to businesses and corporate clients. For this, the electric trucks will be fully integrated in existing business processes and will replace the vehicles with conventional drivetrains which were used so far.

DB Schenker chose the Fuso eCanter consciously. The new vehicles give DB Schenker an opportunity to test a series production electric vehicle for inner city logistics under real-life production conditions. Among other tasks, one of the three trucks will deliver and collect general cargo in the inner city of Berlin.

Rhenus Group, a globally operating provider of logistics, will use the three Fuso eCanter within its home delivery unit. From the central warehouse in Hoppegarten, the all-electric trucks will deliver furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and heavy sport equipment to the inner city of Berlin.

Two more Fuso eCanter will be driving for the transport company Dachser. Their job will be the general goods transportation core business on the last mile, meaning pallets with industrial goods either at micro-hubs or goods that are delivered directly to the customer, as well as collecting goods and delivering them to the Dachser-branches. At these branches, the eCanters will recharge overnight using a high-voltage loading station.