Electric mobility is more than just a new driver for Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The company is set to offer its customers a holistic ecosystem from a single source. Together with ENGIE, EVBox Group will offer its comprehensive knowledge on electricity and EV charging solutions for the central depot charging of truck fleets to Mercedes-Benz Trucks customers.
AMSTERDAM, May 20, 2021 — Mercedes-Benz Trucks has developed a holistic ecosystem—which includes consulting and infrastructure services—in order to set the right course for the optimal use and integration of fleet electrification processes for its customers. To facilitate this, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has entered into a strategic partnership with ENGIE and EVBox Group.
Considering the complexity of the associated processes when it comes to electric mobility, it is crucial to set the right course for the optimal use and integration of fully electric truck fleets. We want to handle any concerns our customers may have at this point and also assure them that our full-service offering will cover all future automotive needs.Andreas von Wallfeld (Head of Marketing, Sales and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks)
The products and services of EVBox Group and ENGIE Group were extensively tested by Mercedes-Benz Trucks for interoperability; the charging stations were also tested with all current and future electrically powered commercial vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The eActros will celebrate its world premiere as a series-production vehicle in 2021. In addition, numerous compatibility tests were successfully conducted with the Mercedes-Benz Trucks charging management system.
Based on numerous discussions between Mercedes-Benz and various transport companies, it is clear that the questions regarding charging infrastructure are of great importance to fleet operators.
In this context, the eConsulting team from Mercedes-Benz Trucks draws a realistic and meaningful user profile of electric trucks for the respective customer on the basis of existing routes. EVBox Group and ENGIE come into play for the analysis of customer deposits and the development of the appropriate infrastructure and energy supply; including intelligent charging solutions (hardware). Both partners will help support the maintenance of the charging stations, as well as offering consulting services and technical DC training.
With over 10 years of experience in offering integrated charging solutions for electric vehicles, we know the importance of clear guidelines, reliable products, and excellent service at every stage of the customer journey. Fleet electrification will play a major role in meeting CO2 goals, especially as transport accounts for almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, I’m looking forward to beginning this partnership with Mercedes-Benz Trucks and ENGIE. With our expertise, EVBox Group will support Mercedes-Benz customers by delivering scalable and intelligent charging solutions to help establish sustainable transportation across Europe.Kristof Vereenooghe (CEO of EVBox Group)
125 years ago, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz laid the foundation for the modern transportation industry. Over the past decades, Daimler's Truck and Bus divisions have continuously set standards for the entire transportation industry - in safety, fuel efficiency, and comfort for drivers and passengers. Now it's time for another evolutionary step: zero-emission, automated, and connected driving. Daimler Trucks & Buses is working to bring these important technologies into series production across brands, divisions, and regions. In this way, the company intends to take a major step toward its vision of CO2-neutral transportation and accident-free driving, and to contribute to sustainability in the global transport of goods and passengers.
ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Together with their 170,000 employees, customers, partners and stakeholders, they are committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by their purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers. Turnover in 2020: 55.8 billion Euros. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe, Euronext Vigeo Eiris - Eurozone 120/ Europe 120/ France 20, MSCI EMU ESG, MSCI Europe ESG, Euro Stoxx 50 ESG, Stoxx Europe 600 ESG, and Stoxx Global 1800 ESG).