E-LKW Volvo FM Electric im Einsatz für Aldi Nord. Foto: Aldi Nord

Sustainable delivery transport: ALDI Nord expands fleet with ten electric trucks from Volvo Trucks

The electric trucks will be used in the future at ALDI’s regional companies in Bargteheide (Schleswig-Holstein/Hamburg), Herten and Radevormwald (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Seefeld (Berlin/Brandenburg). There, the vehicles will be tested under a wide range of topographical conditions – from urban to rural and from flat plains to mountainous countryside.

The acquisition of the ten e-trucks is being funded with a total of 1,880,000 euros by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport as part of the Directive on the Promotion of Light and Heavy Commercial Vehicles with Alternative, Climate-friendly Drive Systems and Associated Fueling and Charging Infrastructure (KsNI). The funding directive is coordinated by NOW GmbH, and applications are approved by the Federal Office for Logistics and Mobility.

For the introduction of the new electric commercial vehicles, ALDI Nord is relying on its long-standing partner Volvo Trucks. “In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, our e-vehicles, including the Volvo FM Electric, have other advantages: they are quiet as well as maneuverable and thus contribute to lower noise pollution from delivery traffic, especially in urban areas,” says Christoph Fitz, Director New Vehicle Sales Germany. In addition, with a range of up to 300 kilometers and an output of 490 kW, the e-trucks are ideal for the route networks of the selected ALDI North regional companies. The electric drive, in combination with the Volvo I-Shift transmission, ensures high-performance driving. “The daily fresh deliveries to around six stores per day per truck can be made in a low-CO2 and cost-effective manner,” explains Pascal Braun, Managing Director Supply Chain Management at ALDI Nord in Germany. www.aldi-nord.de

06.06.2023   |  

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