D he two companies are starting to use battery-electric vehicles in Real -Operation of the logistics company initially in a pilot phase in Stuttgart and Hamburg at the beginning of 2018. The focus is on economy, sustainability and everyday suitability of emission-free delivery vehicles when used on the last mile. Hermes Germany intends to use 1,500 Mercedes electric vans from the Vito and Sprinter series in metropolitan areas across Germany by 2020 inclusive. Only electricity from 100 percent renewable energy sources should be used to charge the electric vehicles.
In addition, Mercedes also wants to implement networked services at Hermes in the future, e.g. enable optimal route planning based on information about the state of charge or the range of the vehicle. In addition, intelligent cargo space solutions and new mobility services are to be brought into the partnership. This includes, among other things, innovative leasing offers and short-term rental options for contractual partners of Hermes.