DACHSER puts first electric trucks into operation in the Netherlands
With 18 pallet spaces and a payload of six tons, the Volvo Electric offers sufficient capacity. The range of up to 220 kilometers, combined with an e-charging station at DACHSER's Waddixveen branch, makes this electric truck ideal for trips in the city. What's more, thanks to its electric drive, it is not only emission-free but also virtually silent on the road, which significantly reduces noise pollution in urban areas.
At the beginning of July, a yellow-blue electric truck was also launched at the DACHSER site in Zevenaar. This second truck, a Renault Trucks D Z.E. 16t with similar range and capacity, handles city deliveries in Arnhem and the surrounding area.
The drivers and operators of the battery-electric trucks have a complete view of their surroundings without having to deal with blind spots. This is made possible by modern cameras mounted around the vehicles. They have also undergone special training to ensure safety, increase efficiency and acquire technical knowledge.
Ready for the future
"DACHSER's long-term climate protection strategy goes hand in hand with the increasing focus on sustainability by governments, municipalities, customers and industry. With the introduction of our first electric trucks, we as DACHSER Netherlands are taking another step towards achieving our common goals to complement the various sustainability initiatives we have been implementing for many years," says Stefan Raimondo, Country Manager of DACHSER Netherlands.
The long-term goal is to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles in the Netherlands and across the European DACHSER network to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Currently, the DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery concept is used for local emission-free delivery in 12 metropolitan regions in Europe. At least 10 more cities will follow by 2025. In the Netherlands, the use of electric trucks is an important step. "In addition to electric trucks, hydrogen trucks are also of interest to us for deliveries over longer distances. We are currently researching this intensively as part of our climate protection strategy," says Aat van der Meer, Managing Director DACHSER Benelux.