Mercedes Truck parent company, Daimler Truck has launched a new ‘TruckCharge’ brand across Europe. The brand brings together all the company’s existing and future charging and infrastructure products under one umbrella brand.

As a result, Daimler Truck hopes to be able to put together a cost-efficient overall package, from energy generation through to vehicle operations. TruckCharge is targeted not only at truck fleet operators but also at own account operators. Not Mercedes-specific, the products can be used across any truck brand. The official launch of TruckCharge will take place at the IAA Transportation in Hanover in September.

Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks: “We want to make e-mobility simple and profitable for our customers – also beyond the purchase of electric trucks. With TruckCharge, we are now bundling our range of solutions under one brand and plan to continuously expand the portfolio.”

Improving total costs of fleet operators

The consulting service for fleet operators is part of the ecosystem aimed at improving total costs related to electric trucks. For some time, Mercedes Truck experts have been providing assistance to vehicle customers in electrifying their fleets and depots. The new umbrella brand will focus is on consulting on electric trucks, as well as planning, building, and designing depot charging infrastructure, alongside grid connection. To help with funding, the consultants can assist in identifying public funding opportunities for infrastructure and vehicles.

TruckCharge from Daimler
Daimler Truck also offers its customers the possibility to purchase fast-charging stations from its dealerships.

Charging stations for customer depots – digital services

Daimler Truck also offers its customers the possibility to purchase fast-charging stations from its dealerships. The “Depot Charging” package includes consulting, hardware sales and technical service as well as financing solutions from Daimler Truck Financial Services for the charging infrastructure. In addition, qualified Daimler Truck partners will carry out the installation on request. The aim is to ensure smooth charging processes and high levels of vehicle availability. The first pilot projects were launched at various dealerships in Germany at the end of this May, the rollout is currently taking place, with further European countries gradually being added. Alpitronic is the strategic partner for the charging stations.

Digital services comprise operation of the vehicle fleet including intelligent charging management. Suitable payment functions for charging outside of the depot (“public charging”) round off the services offered.

Consulting for electrification of industrial company logistics

Increasing numbers of companies from the industrial sector intend to put carbon-neutral supply chains in place. To this end, Daimler Truck experts have developed a special range of consulting services. This involves evaluating, together with customers, the routes to be electrified in the area of inbound and outbound logistics and, in consultation with the respective fleet operators, drawing up plans on the optimum routes with the corresponding charging points. On this basis, the consultants create customized charging solutions, both for industrial and for transport companies.