February 07, 2022 – Climate neutral transport solutions for the production of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles: The state-of-the-art Automotive Logistics Center was officially opened in the direct vicinity of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.
"The consistent reduction of CO₂ throughout the entire value chain is the claim we have formulated in our Ambition 2039 vision. Carbon neutral transport logistics is an important step for us to take towards a climate neutral vehicle fleet and its production. For our global production network, we rely on a sustainable and environmentally friendly transport mix. The intelligent combination of sustainable transport modes, like at the Bremen battery logistics center, is a key prerequisite for this."
"A single freight train can carry the freight of up to 52 trucks and automatically saves 80 to 100% of CO₂ emissions compared to road transport. We are proud that Mercedes-Benz entrusts us not only with the delivery of new vehicles to all European countries, but also with the supply of the plants with the new heart of the e-cars - the vehicle batteries. Batteries are not exactly light, and must be handled with sensitivity and transported carefully until they reach the assembly line. So a DB Cargo train is quite naturally the best climate-friendly mode of transport for the job!"