HANOVER, Germany—Three companies came together to build the most efficient regional delivery truck to date.
Private delivery service providers DPD Switzerland, e-truck brand Futuricum and Continental A.G. have secured the Guinness World Record for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without stopping to charge.
The DPD Futuricum truck with Continental tires completed 682.88 miles in 23 hours. The Futuricum truck has been in use for DPD Switzerland in regional traffic for six months.
"For DPD Switzerland, we have converted a Volvo FH to an electric drive. The 19-ton truck now has more than 680 hp and, with a capacity of 680 kilowatt hours, the largest truck battery in Europe on board," Adrian Melliger, CEO of Designwerk Products AG, the company behind the Futuricum brand, said.
The e-truck was fitted with Continental EfficientPro tires, which are designed for low rolling resistance.
"The upturn in electric mobility has put an even greater focus on the importance of particularly rolling resistance optimized tires," Hinnerk Kaiser, head of product development truck tires EMEA of Continental, said. "Our tires enable high mileage and extremely low rolling resistance, and thus offers the essential characteristics for the economical operation of electrically powered commercial vehicles.