DACHSER to order 50 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul trucks

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With Letter of Intent, a DACHSER has announced an order for 50 electric long-haul trucks from Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The E-truck, unveiled at Hannover earlier this year, has a range of around 500 km and shall be ready for series production by 2024.

DACHSER to order 50 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul trucks
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DACHSER says it intends to use the eActros LongHaul configured as a 6×2 swap body vehicle with a storage height of 1,120 mm. The company states the move is evidence of it significantly expanding its electric vehicle fleet.

Commenting on the deal, Stina Fagerman, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said:

“DACHSER is a very valuable customer for us in sustainable transport. DACHSER was already a committed testing partner during the development of the eActros 300/400 for heavy-duty distribution transport. We are all the more pleased that the logistics company is now also planning to rely on the eActros LongHaul in the next step, reinforcing our e-strategy.”

Alexander Tonn, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Road Logistics at DACHSER, added:

“This Letter of Intent underlines our commitment to the development and testing of environmentally friendly commercial vehicle drives. The long range of the eActros LongHaul will enable us to transport goods between our European locations without emissions, even in heavy payload traffic and in long-haul transport. This is an important component of DACHSER’s long-term climate protection strategy.”

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