Aramex piloting electric delivery vehicles in Jordan

Middle Eastern logistics firm Aramex has announced it has acquired ten new electric delivery vehicles for its Amman, Jordan fleet.

Aramex said in the announcement that this is part of longer-term plans to convert its entire fleet to electric vehicles as part of its corporate social responsibility and to reduce CO2 emissions.

The 10 vehicles in Jordan are a pilot and Aramex plans to roll out more electric delivery vehicles in the UAE, Egypt and Lebanon in the coming year.

Raji Hattar, Chief Sustainability Officer at Aramex, commented: “We pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainability across the region. Protecting the environment is an integral part of our Delivering Good platform, therefore, we are committed to reducing CO₂ emissions from our operations by an additional 20% by 2020, over the initial target of 20% of CO₂ reduction we achieved in 2016. Where regulations and infrastructure allow, we will be looking to introduce electric vehicles to all of the 72 markets in which we operate.”

As well as its fleet of electric delivery vehicles, Aramex has also constructed a solar farm to generate 1.2 megawatt of power for Amman its operations, and is currently transforming its Dubai warehouse facility to incorporate similar technology.
 
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