▷ Dachser expands emission-free vehicle fleet / The logistics service provider invests …


01.02.2022 – 11:30

Dachser SE

Kempten

The logistics service provider Dachser is pushing the use of zero-emission vehicles. These are trucks and cars that do not directly emit greenhouse gases or air pollutants. As a first step, the family-owned company will be sending at least 50 additional battery-electric trucks onto the roads of Europe by the end of 2023 and plans to add around 1,000 electric cars to the company and company car fleet. In addition, Dachser will promote the development and testing of trucks with hydrogen fuel cell technology as part of pilot projects. The first vehicles from different manufacturers should be on the road in the Dachser network by 2023 at the latest.

“The transport sector can only achieve the world community’s long-term goal of net zero emissions with zero-emission vehicles. They therefore also play a crucial role in the implementation of our own climate protection strategy,” explains Stefan Hohm, Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Dachser. “We will significantly expand the use of environmentally friendly vehicles in the coming years in order to gain valuable practical experience and make our contribution to increasing the number of units.”

Additional electric trucks, more areas of application

In the Dachser general cargo network, battery-electric vehicles are currently used primarily for city deliveries. In addition to electrically assisted cargo bikes, Dachser has mainly used electric vehicles with a permissible total weight of up to 7.5 tons in daily transport in Europe. Fully electric series vehicles in higher weight classes have so far hardly been available on the market. Dachser is currently only using a pre-series model of the 19-tonne eActros in the Baden-Württemberg state capital of Stuttgart as part of an innovation partnership with Daimler.

Over the next two years, Dachser will purchase at least 50 additional zero-emission trucks, including heavy-duty battery-electric trucks and semitrailer tractors from various manufacturers, itself or use them together with transport partners.

“We are actively promoting the use of emission-free vehicles in our European network in order to integrate them optimally into our transport processes. These are investments in the future that will pay off in the long term,” explains Alexander Tonn, Chief Operations Officer (COO) Road Logistics Dachser. “This year we are expanding the area of ​​application for emission-free trucks to regional transport and especially shuttle transport. We also want to use battery-electric farm vehicles to move swap bodies and semi-trailers in our branches.”

Electric fleet of company cars

In addition, by the end of 2023, every second company car at Dachser in Europe should be a battery electric vehicle. That’s a total of around 1,000 cars. Drivers of company cars and Dachser branches can choose between different models from different manufacturers. The transition to fully electric cars is taking place gradually, since the required usage profile does not always match the technical capabilities of the vehicles. In addition, short-term requirements cannot currently be covered due to the very long delivery times. The members of the Dachser Executive Board will switch completely to electric company cars in 2022.

Charging technology with green electricity

At the same time, Dachser is creating sufficient charging points for electric company cars in the branches. In addition, more than 40 new fast charging stations for trucks, each with a charging capacity of 180 kW, are being planned. All charging points are supplied with green electricity, which is either purchased or produced by photovoltaic systems.

About Dachser:

The family company Dachser, headquartered in Kempten, Germany, offers transport logistics, warehousing and customer-specific services within two business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter is divided into the two business lines Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions complete the range. A comprehensive European and intercontinental transport network and fully integrated information systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

With around 30,800 employees at 387 locations worldwide, Dachser generated consolidated net sales of around 5.6 billion euros in 2020. The logistics service provider moved a total of 78.6 million shipments weighing 39.8 million tons. Dachser is represented with its own national companies in 42 countries.

You can find more information about Dachser at www.dachser.de

Press contact:

Christian Weber
Department Head Corporate Public Relations
Dachser SE
Thomas-Dachser-Strasse 2
87439 Kempten
Phone: +49 831 5916-1425
Fax: +49 831 5916 81425
[email protected]
www.dachser.de

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