Stuttgart singlespeed traumpartner Krefeld
In 2012 the German government selected four ‘showcase regions for electric mobility’ and Stuttgart is one of the cities that is receiving €180 million in funding for demonstration and research projects.Stuttgart is not the first location where the light-duty Fuso Canter E-Cells trucks have operated.
Daimler Trucks, together with the municipality of Stuttgart, is taking a key step towards market maturity." Stuttgart's Lord Mayor, Fritz Kuhn, explains why Stuttgart is so keen to host the fleet test: “We've decided to make a change to our fleet: all new cars purchased by the municipality will be electric.
I think this sends out a very strong signal.” In fact, Germany says its objective is to have one million electric vehicles on its streets by 2020.
April saw the launch in Stuttgart of the first fleet test of zero-emission battery-operated Fuso Canter E-cell trucks manufactured by the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, part of the Daimler Trucks Group.
As well as partnering with the municipality of Stuttgart, Daimler and Mitsubishi Fuso are also working with the logistics specialist Hermes who is going to use the Canter E-Cell for urban parcel deliveries.
[However] the situation is different when it comes to urban short-radius distribution, where a switch to electric trucks will be a technical and economic possibility within a few years' time.