DHL orders 44 new Volvo electric LGVs

Deutsche Post DHL has added 44 new Volvo electric trucks to its fleet for operations in Europe.

Of the new trucks, 40 will be Volvo FE and Volvo FL trucks for package deliveries in urban locations. For longer routes, DHL has ordered four Volvo FM electric trucks for use on longer UK runs.

According to the logistics giant this will result in annual savings of nearly 600 tonnes of CO2 and the equivalent of 225,000 litres of diesel for Deutsche Post DHL Group.

Pablo Ciano, executive vice president for corporate development at Deutsche Post DHL Group, said, “We are committed to meet growing customer demand for green and sustainable solutions and achieve our long-term goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. As a logistics service provider, the conversion of our vehicle fleet is an important lever to help us avoid CO2 emissions on the road as well. Several of our divisions will thus benefit from this agreement with Volvo Trucks.”

DHL has been trialling a Volvo truck in London since 2020 and the success of the trial has led to the fleet-scale purchase. Roger Alm, president at Volvo Trucks, said, “DHL is an important global logistics provider, committed to reduce its impact on climate change. Together we can make a difference for the better and I’m proud we will work in the spirit of partnership, aiming to reach our science-based targets to reduce our climate impacts.”