- 23 April 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
DHL Express has ordered 100 of the first Fiat e-Ducato vans to be built by Fiat Professional. This is part of the last mile logistics giant’s commitment to have 60% of its last mile fleet fully electric by 2030.
The 100% electric vans have a range of up to 200km per charge. DHL Express has put them through real-world testing to assess the e-Ducato’s suitability for the full range of DHL Express use.
“We strongly believe that the future of last-mile logistics is electric,” said Alberto Nobis, CEO of DHL Express Europe. “To fulfill our purpose of connecting people and improving lives, we have committed to getting greener and cleaner in what we do every single day. By adding the e-Ducatos to our fleet, we take the next important step to reach our goal of electrifying the major part of our last-mile delivery fleet. With Fiat Professional, we found what we were looking for: state-of-the-art technology and powerful batteries that enable us to reach beyond 200km with one charge to deliver our customers their express shipments – fast and green.”
Of its fleet of 14,000 vans in Europe, DHL Express has just 500 electric vans on the road. The fleet is set to grow to 20,000 of which the logistics giant plans to make 60% of them zero emissions.
The e-Ducato was manufactured by Stellantis, a light commercial vehicle maker formed at the start of 2021 through the merger of Fiat Chrysler and PSA. For Eric Laforge, head of LCV Enlarged Europe at Stellantis, DHL Express’s adoption of the van is an important win: “We’re proud that a player as important as DHL Express has chosen the e-Ducato as part of such an ambitious goal. With the e-Ducato, our task was not only to develop a sustainable product from both an economic and an environmental perspective, but most of all to provide a complete mobility solution for our partners.”