Deutsche Post World Net to Test Daimler Hybrid Trucks

Daimler and Deutsche Post anticipate that the two 7.5 ton vehicles, which run on hybrid diesel-electric engines, will use up to 20 percent less fuel.

Published: 01-Feb-2008

Deutsche Post World Net is the first logistics company in Europeto trial hybrid trucks in its operations. The go-ahead for the largest fleet test in the company’s history was given on January 29, 2008during the World Mobility Forum in Stuttgart.

"Andreas Renschler, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Daimler Trucks, today handed over the first two vehicles, a Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid and a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid, to Deutsche Post World Net. The trial will initially include DHL Express operations in the UKas well as mail transport in Germany. In the coming months further Daimler hybrid vehicles will be integrated into the DHL fleet." Daimler reports.

“With this initiative we are underlining our technological leadership in the sector and showing that we are serious about our environmental responsibilities,” said Christian Stiefelhagen, Member of the MAIL Divisional Board responsible for transport and mail centers within the MAIL Division. Daimler and Deutsche Post anticipate that the two 7.5 ton vehicles, which run on hybrid diesel-electric engines, will use up to 20 percent less fuel than conventional gasoline or diesel vehicles and will also lead to a reduction in each vehicle’s CO2 emissions.

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