In early February, DHL Freight deployed a hydrogen truck by special-purpose business automobile maker Paul Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH. The Paul Hydrogen Energy-Truck, a automobile based mostly on the Mercedes-Benz Atego, can be used in the course of the one-year pilot for distribution and line hauls on the Cologne location. That is already the second hydrogen truck for DHL Group in Germany.
One other automobile is working for the Publish & Parcel Germany division on the Cologne West facility. The corporate and its divisions are testing and implementing varied sustainable drive options as a part of their sustainability technique and the interim goal of decreasing emissions to lower than 29 million tons by 2030.
The 2 15.6-ton vans, with a spread of roughly 400km with a trailer and 600km with out a trailer, have been manufactured by Paul Nutzfahrzeuge on behalf of Shell in Vilshofen, Southern Germany. The premise for the primary series-produced medium-duty gasoline cell truck in Germany is offered by a Mercedes-Benz Atego.
The automobiles are operated by DHL Freight and Publish & Parcel Germany by the progressive Shell Hydrogen Pay-Per-Use platform mannequin. Along with the automobile and hydrogen refueling infrastructure, Shell’s providing additionally covers all needed providers and help in the course of the interval of use.
The vans are completely serviced on the workshop of the Industrial Car Heart of Daimler Truck AG in Frechen. With hydrogen vans, solely water vapor comes out of the exhaust. If the hydrogen used is produced with inexperienced electrical energy, the discount in greenhouse fuel emissions might be as much as 100%.
For DHL Freight, there are already round 150 automobiles in Germany which are both carbon emission-free or have considerably decreased greenhouse fuel emissions. These embrace battery-electric automobiles for native transport and bio-CNG and bio-LNG automobiles for long-haul transport. Extra pilot tasks involving battery-electric automobiles for long-haul transport or hydrogen-powered tractor-trailers can be added in 2024.