Dachser in low emissions delivery pilot

German delivery company Dachser has been given a German government award for a new urban delivery project in Stuttgart that the firm believes will cut CO2 emissions per shipment by 24%. It also says that it will cut particulates emissions by 32%, and nitrogen oxide emissions by 26%.

The Dachser pilot project will cover four square kilometres around the city where all groupage shipments to B2B and B2C customers are delivered with zero emissions.

A FUSO eCanter all-electric light truck either delivers goods directly to customers or brings them to the micro hub operated by partner VeloCARRIER.

There, pallets are unloaded and shipments transferred to electrically supported cargo bikes for the delivery runs.

Dachser will integrate an all-electric 18-ton Daimler eActros into these operations as soon as the vehicle is available. The charge point for the electric truck is located at Dachser’s Kornwestheim branch to the north of Stuttgart, which—like all the logistics provider’s branches in Germany—purchases 100 per cent hydroelectric power.