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Logistics firms impressed by electric lorries from Nidwalden

The German logistics firm Contargo will in future be using two semi-trailer trucks from E-Force One. Contargo’s parent company Rhenus has purchased both fully-electric 44-ton units and officially presented these to its subsidiary in Bern on Thursday.

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Contargo will be using two semi-trailer trucks from E-Force One. Image Credit: E-Force One

Two E-Force One semi-trailer trucks will in future be driven on the roads through the Lower Rhine region of Germany. As the German logistics company Contargo outlined in a press release, it was presented with symbolic keys to the two fully-electric 44-ton units on Thursday. Officially, Rhenus Trucking – which just like Contargo is a subsidiary of the German Rhenus Group – has bought the machines. The presentation of the vehicles was held at the Swiss commercial vehicle salon transportCH in Bern. 

E-Force One AG, which is based in Beckenried, is a pioneer in the field of transportation using electric heavy goods vehicles. As far back as 2013, it developed a fully-electric 18-ton lorry, with a modular 26-44-ton variant following by 2017. Since then, its vehicles have been used to transport baked goods from Pistor AG, for example. The Zurich-based technology firm ABB also uses E-Force One. By the end of 2022, ABB is planning to use only electric lorries for regular transportation needs on fixed routes.

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