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Rhenus Home Delivery and Quantron test e-trucks in Hanover

After tests in the field of e-mobility have already started in Düsseldorf, they are now also being continued at the Rhenus Home Delivery site in Hanover. Since 2 March 2021, the site has also been using a battery-powered vehicle for the region to find out to what extent sustainable mobility is up to the task of day-to-day business.

The cooperation partners Rhenus Home Delivery, the specialist for end customer delivery, and the Bavarian company QUANTRON are currently testing a battery-powered 7.2 tonne van for the delivery of consumer goods in the Hanover region. The e-truck has a range of around 120 kilometres when fully loaded and a capacity of 36 cubic metres. The test is intended to provide detailed findings on how many tours can be actively driven with the e-truck. The goal is the possible large-scale roll-out of battery-electric vehicles.

Sven Blaack, Operational Manager Branches and Network at Rhenus Home Delivery, is looking forward to the results of the test phase: "At Rhenus Home Delivery, we have been focusing on the subject of sustainability for some time now. We know that we will have to increasingly pursue and prioritise this focus in the coming years in order to meet the requirements of the market, the government and also our clients. We are happy to face the challenges that such tests bring in everyday life and are excited to see how the vehicles actively prove themselves in delivery tours."

Quantron AG is a system provider of clean battery and hydrogen-powered e-mobility for commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses and vans. In addition to new electric vehicles, the wide range of services offered by the innovation forge includes the electrification of used and existing vehicles, the creation of individual overall concepts including the appropriate charging infrastructure as well as rental, financing and leasing offers and driver training. In addition, Quantron sells batteries and integrated customised electrification concepts to manufacturers of commercial vehicles, machinery and intralogistics vehicles.

"Quantron is a specialist for e-mobility in the transport industry. An elementary part of our product and service offering is the customised conception of our electric vehicles to the specific requirements of the customers," Christoph Wede, Sales Manager of Quantron AG, explains the participation in the test in Hanover.