Van Mieghem Logistics Tests Mercedes-Benz eActros in Belgium
company Van Mieghem Logistics starts operating the all-electric eActros. The family-owned company, which specializes in both international transport and national distribution services, is testing the eActros on daily distribution journeys of up to 200 kilometers in the vicinity of the company’s headquarters in Saintes in Belgium.
The Mercedes-Benz eActros will be initially used for delivering pharmaceutical goods to hospitals and nursing homes. Additional tasks are planned to follow soon. The 25-ton truck with a range of around 200 kilometres is equipped with a Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated swap body, which is also electrically operated and therefore emission-free. The batteries of the truck are charged overnight at the company’s warehouse.
The swap body of the eActros used by Van Mieghem Logistics is the W.KO COOL model from Schmitz Cargobull. It has optimized insulation for the energy-efficient transport of refrigerated goods. Its robust construction is ideal for intensive daily use. The purely electrically powered refrigeration unit operates completely emission-free and is specially designed for use in distribution transport. The vehicle bodies will be largely provided by Schmitz Cargobull also in the second test phase.