Only 28 litres per 100 km on average.
The last birds are in song, the leaves on the mighty riverside trees shimmer in gold and the rope ferry makes its way across the Havel in Caputh near Potsdam almost without a sound. The bold red of Emons Spedition fits perfectly into this idyll. Driver Ingo Rabenhorst has switched off the engine of his new Actros 1842 and clambered out to watch the other bank of the river approaching. These 70 metres are the most fuel-guzzling on his entire trip – but it is not his Actros that displays such a thirst here: “The ferry consumes 15 litres of diesel on its six trips every hour,” estimates ferryman Karsten Grunow.
That’s 15 litres for 420 metres. Rabenhorst’s new Actros runs on an average of 28 litres – per 100 kilometres!