DHL Express, which has a goal to electrify 60% of its fleet by 2030, has invested in 100 of the first Fiat E-Ducato vans, launched to the public this week, for its European fleet.
The company plans to add more than 14,000 e-vehicles to its last mile delivery fleet across Europe by 2030 to reduce its carbon emissions.
“We strongly believe that the future of last mile logistics is electric”, says Alberto Nobis, CEO DHL Express Europe. “To fulfill our purpose of connecting people and improving lives, we have committed to get 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.”
The vans manage more than 200 km with one charge. In Europe the delivery fleet currently consists of around 500 electric vans, mainly operating in urban regions, and 14,000 non-electric vehicles but the company expects its European last-mile fleet to grow to approximately 20,000 vans by 2030.
The electrification of last mile logistics is one of the main pillars of DPDHL Group’s recently announced Sustainability roadmap. The Group is investing a total of 7 billion euros (Opex and Capex) by 2030 in measures to reduce its CO2 emissions.