Pistor expands vehicle fleet with eight e-trucks


Rothenburg LU – Pistor is adding eight new e-trucks to its vehicle fleet. The Lucerne-based bakery and catering supplier is investing 6.4 million Swiss francs in this project. With now eleven e-trucks among a total of 101 vehicles, the company avoids around 300 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

Pistor is expanding its vehicle fleet with eight new electric-powered trucks from Mercedes-Benz. The Rothenburg-based wholesaler, which specializes in supplying bakeries, catering companies and hospitals, is investing a total of 6.4 million Swiss francs in the eight eActros vehicles. With the new vehicles, eleven of Pistor’s 101 trucks will be electric, the company said in a statement.

Pistor wants to limit its CO2 emissions and respond to its own customers’ desire for low-emission deliveries, explains Pistor logistics manager Richard Betschart in the statement. The company achieves this through rail transport to the logistics centers. “From there, we redistribute them to our clientele with low-emission trucks.” To charge its e-trucks, Pistor uses electricity from solar and hydro power.

Pistor’s now total of eleven electrically powered trucks reduce the company’s environmental footprint by 300 tons of CO2 annually. According to Pistor, the higher initial cost compared to fuel-powered models is offset by cheaper maintenance and savings on the heavy vehicle fee. Fossil trucks leaving the fleet will also be replaced by e-vehicles in the future. Pistor purchased the eActros trucks it has now purchased through the Lucerne branch of the German company Lueg AG. ce/hs