Deutsche Post puts 20,000th electric vehicle into operation

Deutsche Post has put its 20,000th electric delivery vehicle into operation as part of its ongoing investment into reducing its carbon emissions. The post and parcel company claims that no other logistics business is investing as much money in e-mobility, with €300 million allocated towards sustainability improvements this year alone.

As well as electric mobility, Deutsche Post DHL is refurbishing its hubs and other sites in a drive towards carbon neutrality. As part of this, 100 of its sites to open this year will be ‘carbon-free delivery depots’.

As well as electric vehicles, its Post & Parcel Germany division will acquire 400 biogas powered HGVs to reduce its overall emissions between mail and parcel centres. Finally, as we reported recently here at Apex Insight, the postal operator is offering a new product called GoGreen Plus, which will use zero emissions vehicles for final mile delivery as well as using the German railway network for intercity middle mile legs.

“In the course of the last twelve months, we’ve become even more climate-friendly across all of our logistics services – from our product portfolio to shipping, from our buildings to last-mile delivery,” says Tobias Meyer, CEO Post & Parcel Germany at Deutsche Post DHL Group. “We currently have the largest e-fleet in the logistics sector. Deliveries in over 50% of our delivery districts are now carbon-free, and our overall emissions are well below those of competitors. If conditions allow, sustainable, carbon-neutral post and parcel services can become a reality Germany-wide in the course of the next few years.”

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