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The Municipality of Stuttgart will test four six tonne Fuso Canter E-Cell over a period of twelve months in a tough everyday working environment.

The logistics company Hermes is also participating in this one-year zero-emissions fleet test. The firm will use the Canter E-Cell for urban parcel deliveries. An important test partner of Mercedes-Benz since as far back as the 1990s in the area of alternative drives, Hermes has more recently provided assistance in connection with, for example, the testing of the Vito E-Cell on parcel delivery routes in Berlin and Hamburg. Hermes aims by 2020 to halve the CO2 emissions of its fleet. Hermes has already switched to all-electric deliveries in the centre of London and is also taking part in notable pilot projects in Germany.

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG noted at the handover ceremony: “Today’s combustion engine is highly efficient, eco-friendly and, above all, clean. In long-distance transport it will remain the only option for a long time to come. In urban short-radius distribution, a partial switch to electric trucks will become technically feasible and economically viable within a few years’ time. With this fleet test, we are making a small yet important contribution to urban mobility in Stuttgart. Daimler Trucks is pushing ahead with the further development of this technology. Together with the Municipality of Stuttgart and the Hermes Company, we are taking a key step towards market maturity today.”

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