Contargo receives 15 e-trucks from Volvo
Green supply chain “econtargo” gathers momentum: In a symbolic handover at the transport logistic in Munich, Contargo and Rhenus Trucking received a Volvo FH Electric truck from Volvo Trucks. This e-truck stands for a total of 15 vehicles of the same model that have already been delivered. As of now, they will enable Contargo to offer its customers throughout Germany a CO2e-reduced transport chain, formed by container transport by e-truck and rail, with trains driven by green electricity.
The Volvo FH Electric has a permissible total weight of 44 tonnes. The 490-kilowatt synchronous motor (666 hp) is powered by six 90 kWh battery packs. With a total capacity of 540 kilowatt hours, the Volvo FH Electric is an efficient performer and has a range of up to 300 kilometres depending on the weight.
Thanks to charging systems with an output of 250 kW, the e-trucks can be fully charged in two hours if required. This makes it possible for Contargo to deploy the e-trucks as flexibly as diesel trucks, and even enables 24-hour operation.
In Hamburg, Contargo Road Logistics is entering a new business area with e-trucks. The e-trucks will be underway for selected customers in Hamburg and the surrounding region – and beyond.
Contargo is giving the vehicles a brand-new design. So it will be apparent at first sight that the e-trucks are part of a supply chain that really avoids generating emissions. The new product, which uses e-trucks for local delivery and collection, and trains powered by green electricity for the main run, is called “econtargo”.