DHL has the intention of transitioning to zero-emission vehicles by deploying new electric Volvo trucks.
DHL group will be deploying 44 new electric Volvo Trucks on routes in Europe. The company said that the intended order includes 40 electric trucks of the model Volvo FE and Volvo FL, to be used for package deliveries in urban transport.
Pablo Ciano, Executive Vice President for Corporate Development at Deutsche Post DHL Group said in its announcement:
“We are committed to meet growing customer demand for green and sustainable solutions and achieve our long-term goal of net zero emissions by 2050. As a logistics service provider, the conversion of our vehicle fleet is an important lever to help us avoid CO2 emissions on the road as well. Several of our divisions will thus benefit from this agreement with Volvo Trucks,”
DHL Group’s transition to electric vehicles for its deliveries will result in saving nearly 600 tons of CO2 and nearly 225,000 liters of diesel fuel annually.
Roger Alm, President at Volvo Trucks also said in its announcement: “DHL is an important global logistics provider, committed to reduce its impact on climate change. Together we can make a difference for the better and I’m proud we will work in the spirit of partnership, aiming to reach our science based targets to reduce our climate impacts,”
Last year, DHL presented its Sustainability Roadmap where the company aims to have “Clean Operations” by the year 2030 and how they wanted to “Electrify 60% of last-mile delivery vehicles and increase the share of sustainable fuels in line haul to >30% by 2030’
Additionally, DHL also announced recently that it will be investing 600 million euros in Sustainability this year.