DPD Switzerland has ordered a purely electrically powered Futuricum Logistics 18E truck from the Swiss company Designwerk Products AG in Winterthur. The Logistics 18E electric truck from Designwerk has a range of up to 760 kilometres. At 680 kWh, the battery on board is said to be the largest truck battery in Europe and the first to be used commercially in this form worldwide.

The Logistics 18E e-truck will completely replace a truck with an internal combustion engine and perform its service on all scheduled routes of the company without intermediate charging. The e-truck saves around 90 kilograms of CO2 per hundred kilometres.

The e-truck will be delivered no later than mid-December 2020 and will initially be used on the route between the DPD depot in Möhlin AG and the Buchs ZH distribution centre.

The Logistics 18E electric truck will travel at least 80,000 kilometres per year. 

The Logistics 18E electric truck was built from a Volvo truck.

In the depots operated by DPD, Logistics 18E electric truck is also charged exclusively with Swiss green electricity.



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