Monday August 02, 2021

Daimler delivers FUSO eCanter trucks to PostNL

PostNL FUSO eCanter from Daimler Trucks
PostNL FUSO eCanter from Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks has expanded cooperation with PostNL with the delivery of four more FUSO eCanter trucks for sustainable urban logistics.

PostNL, one of the launch customers of the FUSO eCanter in the Netherlands, has expanded its fleet of locally emission free light-duty trucks by adding four eCanters for the inner-city distribution service of Stadslogistiek, an innovative urban delivery initiative.

This means a total of six FUSO eCanter are now in operation for Stadslogistiek in the Dutch cities of The Hague (2 vehicles), Nijmegen, Tilburg, Amersfoort and Maastricht.

Green urban logistics

With the Stadslogistiek initiative, PostNL and its partners aim to reshape urban delivery logistics by making it smarter and more sustainable. Partners of the initiative are mainly moving companies with a good location on the outskirts of the city. Together they created so-called green city hubs.

Stadslogistiek clients are largely companies in the city center and their suppliers have agreed to deliver all goods to the hubs instead of different locations in the city center. Stadslogistiek then collects all the goods at the hubs and combines deliveries to the customers in the city centre.

Electric trucks enable clean urban logistics

A key player in this innovative logistics operation is the FUSO eCanter, according to Daimler. As quiet as a whisper and without any local emissions the vehicle zooms from the hubs to the city centre, thus contributing to a better urban living environment.

The 7.49-ton light-duty trucks transport all kind of goods that are aggregated to heavier bundles on pallets and loaded into the box-body that can carry a payload of up to 3.5 tons. With a range of 100-kilometres, the FUSO eCanter easily meets the inner-city short-range distribution requirements of Stadslogistiek.

In the evening, the eCanter trucks return to their respective green city hubs. There they receive a full charge overnight so that they are ready to zoom out into the city centre with a new delivery assignment in the morning.

So far, 18 FUSO eCanter from Daimler Trucks’ small series-production in Tramagal, Portugal, have been delivered to customers in the Netherlands. In the United States, Europe and Japan, customers are now operating more than 180 vehicles in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen and Lisbon.

SourceDaimler AG

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