- 8 February 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
As part of DHL’s plans to reach net zero carbon emissions in its global ground fleet by 2050, DHL has announced it has delivered three new battery electric delivery vehicles (BEVs) to New Zealand for its operations there.
The BEVs are expected to emit around 80% less CO2 than internal combustion engines, and will be used for pick-up and delivery services.
Mark Foy, Country Manager, DHL Express New Zealand says: “The decisions we make today will have an impact on the future generation and therefore it is critical for us to make the right decisions today. We are very excited to deploy new electric vehicles, which is a significant step towards our goal of becoming a zero-emissions logistics provider by 2050. We are committed to delivering excellent service to our customers and working with them to achieve sustainable growth.”
DHL didn’t pay all the money for the three vehicles in question – it was amply supported by the NZ government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund that supports innovative projects that can reduce carbon emissions in transport.