Hermes flees the first 15 ESPRINTER electric transporters

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Hermes flees the first 15 ESPRINTER electric transporters-first

A good year after the first Evito from the series production of Mercedes-Benz Vans to Hermes Germany in Hamburg have now been integrated into the first 15 Esprinter electric transporters into the fleet of the logistics service provider. You now enlarge the battery electric powered Hermes fleet at the location. This makes the parcel service provider in the Hanseatic city on almost every fifth tour electric. The Esprinters in the Hamburg street image as a visible part of the strategic partnership between Mercedes-Benz Vans and Hermes, which has existed since 2017.

Cooperation goes far beyond the development and operation of battery-electric powered vehicles. They also included the joint development of a concept for efficient charging infrastructure in the logistics centers of Hermes and IT services for optimal control of the electric fleet and their integration into the daily operations. There are currently 42 charging stations installed in the Hamburg logistics center. For the construction of this ecosystem around the electric transporters, extensive testing rides were necessary. The insights gained from this then flowed in the further expansion of the electric delivery network.

“Our partnership with Hermes is an excellent example of what we understand under the term ‘Customer Co-Creation’: develop new, innovative and industry-specific solutions together with our customers. That’s why I am very pleased that we can hand over the first Esprinters from series production, in which many findings have been influenced from our cooperation previous cooperation.”- Benjamin Kaehler, Head of Edrive @ Vans at Mercedes-Benz Vans and responsible for the development of electric vehicles

The vehicles are exclusively leased exclusively through the Mercedes-Benz Bank over a period of 36 months including a complete service package. This includes all repairs and maintenance circuits including wearing parts and preventive repair and allows the Mercedes-Benz sales and service network a round-to-clock service.

“We are proud to expand our existing electric vehicles in Hamburg to expand the first Esprinters from series production and now actively use them in the delivery. The new models combine sustainability and efficiency equally. In 2020, we will also bring other electrically operated transporters to the streets in other regions of Germany.”- Marco Schluter, Coo by Hermes Germany

The ESPRINTER supplied to Hermes are produced in Dusseldorf. There are box carriages with a permissible total weight of 3500 kilograms in high roof execution. Your electric drive drives the front wheels and makes 85 kW with a torque of up to 300 Newton meters. The ESPRINTER can be specifically configured by application – depending on whether a greater range or higher payload is prioritized. The vehicles passed to Hermes have a usable battery capacity of 47 kWh (installed: 55 kWh) with a range of up to 168 km and a maximum payload of 891 kilograms. For flexibility, the integrated fast charging function, thanks to which the battery can be charged within about 25 minutes from 10 percent to 80 percent. The load volume of 11 cubic meters is fully usable as the batteries are installed in the underbody.

With the ESPRINTER, the customer also provides another connectivity-enabled electric vehicle, as it has the built-in connectivity module as standard. Thus, the advantages of digitized Evan management can also be used for the Esprinter. The Mercedes Pro Connect service “Remote Controlled Charem Management” offers, for example, the possibility of pre-air conditioning, so that the vehicle interior can be comfortably tempered before the start, without this at the expense of the reach.

Project for electrifying the packet delivery on the last mile

Essential support learns the cooperation of Mercedes-Benz and Hermes through the future.DE (“delivery traffic customer friendly, sustainable, flexible and transparent. By emission freedom “), one under the direction of Hamburg (Project Guide Hysolutions) on the three federal states of Baden-Wurttemberg, Hamburg and Hessen implemented projects for the electrification of the parcel delivery on the so-called” last mile “. This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The implementation of the underlying funding policy is coordinated by the NOW National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology.

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