How Mercedes-Benz Trucks shapes eMobility.
Making a contribution: that's the declared aim of Mercedes-Benz. We want to make a contribution towards reducing CO2 emissions, a contribution towards the individual mobility of innumerable people all over the world, and a contribution towards the efficient, economical use of commercial vehicles. Absolutely crucial for this now and in the future: alternative drive technologies. Laura Gänzle, Head of Business Solutions eMobility Group DTB, and Jasper Hafkamp, Head of Global Marketing Mercedes-Benz Trucks, explained in a Deep Dive just how the trucks segment in particular is going to use the opportunities of eMobility. Their video contribution as part of the NOW & NEXT digital event is now available for viewing.
eMobility is everywhere.
"Shaping the now and next" is the full title of a digital event organised by Mercedes-Benz Trucks, where current and future topics regarding the truck business were presented to the public. The topic of eMobility combines the present, the future and even the past. That's because Mercedes-Benz has been looking into the possibilities of eMobility for years now, Jasper Hafkamp explains in the video. Together with a group of pilot customers, they set up an "innovation fleet" to gather new experience. And because first-hand reports are always the most relevant, we can hear some of these pilot customers themselves. For example Rainer Schmitt, Managing Director of Schmitt, a logistics company. He tested the fully-electric eActros together with his team – and thought it was really good.
For Mercedes-Benz Trucks, eMobility is more than just a type of drive technology, however. "We think it's important that it's embedded in a complete ecosystem," says Laura Gänzle. "That includes e-specific services, charging infrastructure solutions and individual advice." She describes in the video just how "eMobility Consulting" works.