Podcast
In Dialogue with Logistics

Quo vadis e-mobility?

Sascha Hähnke, Managing Director of Rhenus Transport, on the mobility of the future

The ‘climate clock’ keeps ticking: e-mobility in logistics is a topic that is increasingly gaining focus when it comes to sustainable freight transport. Political requirements such as the Paris Climate Agreement or the climate targets of the German government are prompting companies to take a good hard look at alternative drives as well as at their self-commitment with regard to sustainable business. Sascha Hähnke talks about the opportunities and risks of alternative drives in the Rhenus Podcast.

Freight transport by road has developed rapidly in recent years – driven both by efforts to protect the climate and the fact that fossil fuels are finite, the logistics industry is increasingly focusing on the topic of e-mobility. The Rhenus Group has been actively shaping this change for several years now. Not only does Rhenus have one of the largest fleets of e-trucks, the company also works closely with manufacturers on practical tests of alternatively powered vehicles.

Whether electric trucks, participation in test track projects for trolley trucks, vehicles with LNG or CNG drives: one person who knows all about this is Sascha Hähnke. In the podcast ‘Logistics People Talk’, he reports in detail on his experiences with various drives, their advantages and disadvantages for green logistics and the suitability of different drive types for different transport routes and types of transport.

Podcast
23.04.2021

Logistics People Talk | E-Mobility Part 1

Sascha Hähnke, Managing Director of Rhenus Transport, on the practical use of alternative drives – such as LNG, hydrogen and electric motors – and the necessary framework conditions for the further development of e-mobility in road transport.

Note: This podcast is currently only available in German.
 

In the second part of the interview, Sascha Hähnke talks about the necessary framework conditions for the future development of alternatively powered trucks. "When the transition from diesel engines to alternative drives comes, we as a logistics service provider must take on a pioneering role, because we are also testing and perfecting the use of the new technology for our logistics partners," says Hähnke. The future of road transport, he is certain, is electric - which may also permanently change driving behaviour on the motorways.

Podcast
09.06.2021

Logistics People Talk | E-Mobility Part 2

Sascha Hähnke, Managing Director of Rhenus Transport, gives his assessment of the further development of alternative drives in road transport and describes the road of the future as well as the accompanying sustainable change in driving behaviour.

Note: This podcast is currently only available in German.

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