Top Delivery Services (TDS) in the Netherlands ordered 10 BYD ETM6 eTrucks. The vehicles will be used in logistics for Ikea in Amsterdam. The deal was made through BYD’s electric truck dealer Bluekens EV.
The ETM6 eTruck is a 7.5-ton truck with an iron-phosphate battery on board. BYD says this has a maximum range of 200 kilometers with a full load.
TDS is a joint venture of logistics service providers Holwerda Transport, Transportbedrijf P.A. van Rooyen and Brakenhoff Transport. One of their biggest customers in Amsterdam include Ikea. In view of the furniture chain’s fleet electrification goals, TDS has now ordered the ten electric 7.5-tonne trucks from BYD via the Dutch dealer Bluekens EV.
Bluekens EV will also provide after-sales services for TDS in connection with the purchase of the electric trucks, including customer service and maintenance, and support the company with a fleet management solution.
The two companies also discussed an “intelligent solution for the charging infrastructure” in advance. In the course of this, among other things, a charging system was developed at a TDS location that uses surplus solar energy for charging.
Bluekens Group and BYD have been working together since 2007. Initially, this involved the Chinese company’s electric bus range. BYD said that the appointment of Bluekens EV as BYD’s sales and service partner for trucks and vans is based on proven synergies and shared values.