DB Schenker has joined the EV100 initiative and in doing so committed to switching all of its own vehicles with up to 3.5 t permitted total weight to electric power by 2030 and 50% of those with between 3.5 and 7.5 t.
DB Schenker has acquired five Fuso eCanter fully electric trucks no. 122 from Daimler subsidiary CharterWay and is testing these in real production conditions in a number of German cities and one major European city. The 7.5-t battery-powered electric trucks have a range of about 120 km and support low-CO₂, zero-emissions delivery and pickup of general cargo shipments in the cities. The Fuso eCanter can achieve loads of up to 4.5 t depending on its configuration and use.
DB Schenker, along with its preferred carrier, Hapag Lloyd, was able to proceed in the move from heavy oil to low-sulfur marine diesel in unregulated ports in cooperation with top customers. An initial premium customer is paying a surcharge on all containers loaded in ports without sulfur emissions limits in order to finance low-sulfur fuel.
As part of its LED lighting no. 50 measure, DB Schenker has switched to fully LED lighting at six locations in France, Austria and Spain. The anticipated energy saving is about 1,100 MWh per year.
In Poland, 7.82 m extra-large swap bodies consistently replaced standard semi-trailer equipment on modern tractor units, thereby saving over 3 million transport kilometers, while at the same time achieving loads almost 4 t greater. By the end of 2018 this has already saved over 6,000 t of CO₂ equivalent.
During its solar system no. 30 measure, DB Schenker built a 35,000 m² temperature-regulated warehouse in the United Arab Emirates with a 2.3 MWp photovoltaic power plant. The photovoltaic plant consists of 7,000 highly efficient 72-cell solar modules and other cutting-edge proprietary components, which are expected to generate about 85,000 MWh of power over their service lives. DB Schenker plans to use this plant to provide almost 100% of its own energy requirements for the building.