- 5 February 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
As part of the DHL Mission 2050 zero carbon emissions programme, the logistics giant is rolling out a fleet of electric delivery vehicles to serve US markets.
The fully electric vehicles are to join its fleet of alternative fuel vehicles that include fully electric, hybrid-electric, compressed natural gas (CNG) and clean diesel. As part of the Mission 2050 programme, 70% of its first and last mile delivery routes are to be with clean transport modes by 2025.
The fleet of 63 NGEN-1000 electric delivery cargo vans are produced by equipment manufacturer Workhorse Group. These have a 100 mile range and a capacity of 1,008 cubic feet of cargo capacity. The first ones are to operate in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Greg Hewitt, CEO of DHL Express U.S. comments: “Throughout the United States, DHL has proactively sought opportunities in select markets where we can implement AFV fleets that will help us reach our clean transport goals while continuing to provide a superior service experience.”
“This year alone, nearly 30 % of our new vehicles will be alternative fuel. We’re excited about the technologies that continue to emerge in this area and how they are benefiting the logistics industry.”