Deutsche Post DHL Group is going electric—the German logistics giant plans to invest some 7 billion euros in electrification between now and 2030, by which date it aims to make 60% of its delivery vehicles zero-emission. The company currently operates a substantial number of Ford EVs at several locations around the world.
Now DHL has announced plans to buy more than 2,000 electric delivery vans from Ford by the end of 2023. Ford Pro, the automaker’s fleet division, has already handed over several E-Transits under the agreement, which will join DHL’s last-mile delivery fleet in several countries. The order volume concentrates on E-Transit panel vans designed for handling express shipments in the Americas and Europe.
The agreement also includes a suite of fleet management products and services, including Ford’s connected E-Telematics software and charging solutions.
“Ford Pro and Deutsche Post DHL Group share the vision of greater sustainability and a commitment to electrified solutions,” said Hans Schep, General Manager, Ford Pro Europe. “E-Transit is the top-selling commercial EV in North America and since June is also the best-seller in its segment in Europe, meaning the all-electric 2-ton van is already making big strides to support this ambition.”
“Electrification of last-mile logistics is a major pillar to decarbonize our operations” said Anna Spinelli, Chief Procurement Officer and Head of Mobility at DHL. “Adding the new Ford E-Transit to our global fleet of around 27,000 electric vans further strengthens our capability of providing green delivery services worldwide.”
Source: Deutsche Post DHL