e-van to be tested for home delivery service
Rhenus Home Delivery is trying out a vehicle powered by an electric battery. Initially, the Maxus EV80 will be thoroughly put to the test at the German business site in Düsseldorf for four weeks – with the option of extending the trials or continuing them at a different business site.
The vehicle has a box body and is able to travel up to 150 km with a normal load. The branch in Düsseldorf is particularly suitable for these tests because of its central location, as the vehicle only has to travel short distances to final customers.
The four-week field trials with the Maxus EV80 are set to save about 720 kg of carbon dioxide, compared with a diesel vehicle. Similar tests with battery-powered vans have already taken place in Berlin. (ben)