Logistics giant DB Schenker shows keen interest in electric Fuso
Daimler and DB Schenker expand their partnership in silent and emissions-free city delivery
Fuso, the Mitsubishi truck and bus that is 89% owned by Daimler, has announced an expansion on its existing partnership with logistic provider DB Schenker in the field of fully electric light-duty trucks with a payload of up to four tons. DB Schenker has brought in a further four Fuso eCanter trucks for urban short-radius distribution in Paris, Frankfurt and in Stuttgart, where Daimler is based. An eCanter had already been in use for Berlin since 2018 and the logistics company has been testing the truck under real operating conditions in consideration of introducing series-production electric vehicles in its inner city by moving packaged goods in a mixed fleet. Tristan Keusgen, head of European Fleet Management at DB Schenker said: “We need to bring goods into inner cities in a more sustainable manner and irrespective of vehicle bans. Our experience with the Fuso eCanter up until now has been valuable — it is perfectly suited to serving our customers in urban areas such as Paris ...