DB Schenker in electric trailer pilot project

Range Energy is teaming up with global logistics company, DB Schenker, to deploy its electric-powered trailers.

During the pilot, Range trailers will be evaluated in select DB Schenker commercial trucking operations in the second half of this year.

The pilot roadmap will follow a planning study that assesses operational factors such as suitable routes, payload considerations, technical support, data sharing and charging operations.

“Our trailers are critical for commercial fleets to quickly decarbonise, enhance safety and improve vehicle efficiency,” said Range CEO and Founder, Ali Javidan. “Kicking off this pilot with DB Schenker is indicative of the continued commercial interest we are receiving, and we look forward to a successful pilot that proves immense fuel and efficiency savings.”

DB Schenker will evaluate Range’s electric-powered trailers within its live fleet operations and analyse key metrics, such as trailer availability and fuel savings, and produce a report detailing a long-term electric trailer rollout strategy for the fleet.

“We are excited to partner with Range in this pilot program to explore the potential of electric-powered trailers in our trucking operations,” said DB Schenker’s EVP of Land Transport, Americas, George Henry.  “Sustainability is a key focus for DB Schenker, and we are committed to evaluating innovative solutions that can help us reduce emissions and improve efficiency in our logistics operations.”

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