DHL, the logistics giant, has announced an agreement with Volvo Trucks to work together to accelerate the electrification of its operations, starting with the order of a large fleet of electric trucks.
DHL was the first among the major logistics companies to realize the potential of electrification to help its business.
The company quickly realized that converting its fleet to electric vehicles would save a lot of money on gas savings and maintenance – in addition to environmental benefits, of course.
He was so convinced that electrification was the way to buy EV, Street scooterback in 2014 and increased its activities – mainly for the supply of electric vehicles for its own fleet.
Streetscooter has released tens of thousands of electric vehicles for DHL, but the logistics giant recently sold the company to a new group called Odin Automotive.
Now DHL has turned to other suppliers of electric vehicles, especially large electric trucks.
Today, DHL announced a new deal with Volvo to work together on electrification and start with the order of 44 Volvo electric trucks:
Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles. DHL intends to intensify the transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new Volvo electric trucks on routes across Europe.
DHL was has been testing Volvo electric trucks since early 2021but now he is finally ready to begin building a fleet.
Pablo Chiano, executive vice president of corporate development for Deutsche Post DHL Group, commented:
We strive to meet growing customer demand for clean and sustainable solutions and achieve our long-term goal of net zero emissions by 2050. As a logistics service provider, the transformation of our fleet is an important lever to help us avoid CO2 emissions on the road too. So several of our divisions will benefit from this agreement with Volvo Trucks.
The order will be made mainly on Volvo FE and FL. The Volvo FL Electric it is a 16-ton truck that can be tuned with a variety of rechargeable batteries to a capacity of 100 to 300 kW / h, allowing you to drive up to 300 km (186 miles). FE is a little bigger and more capacious.
Finally, the order also includes four Volvo FM Electric trucks for regional transport in the UK.
Volvo FM Electric is a truck with a full weight of up to 44 tons with large battery options from 180 to 540 kW / h.
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