DPD has entered the Guinness Book of World Records along with Futuricum and Continental. As we mentioned, the company has run 1,099 km of electric truck on a single charge on a particular track. The truck had two drivers, who changed shifts every 4.5 hours and completed 392 rounds of the track. During this the average speed of the truck was kept at 50 km/h (kilometer per hour). It took a total of 23 hours to complete this feat.
Adrian Melliger, CEO of Designwerk Products, the parent company of Futuricum, the manufacturer of this truck, says that the company has converted a Volvo FH truck to an electric model. The motor in this truck is capable of generating a maximum power of 680bhp and is powered by a massive 680kWh capacity battery pack.
Another official of DPD Switzerland says that the company has decided to invest in electric mobility. The company has been using Futuricum trucks for the past six months between the city of Möhlin and the distribution center set up in Buchs/Zurich. The official said that this e-truck can comfortably cover a distance of about 300 km each day.<!–
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