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DHL Supply Chain introduces UK’s first Volvo heavy duty electric tractor units

DHL Supply Chain

DHL Supply Chain has introduced the UK’s first fully electric Volvo heavy duty tractor units, designed for high-capacity deliveries operating at 40 tonnes and to directly replace diesel vehicles on a range of activities.

Featuring Volvo’s largest 540kWh battery, which provides 666hp, the four zero-emissions trucks have a range of up to 300km/180 miles allowing them to complete full round-trips servicing DHL’s retail and automotive customers across the UK.

Saul Resnick, CEO DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland, said: “This marks an important milestone in our journey towards alternative fuel vehicles. The size and capability of these trucks make them a truly viable alternative to diesel as they fully meet our needs and those of our customers. Following our introduction of the UK’s first 16-tonne rigid electric truck in late 2020, we’re proud to continue to lead the way in electric commercial transport.”

The new trucks share the same controls and very latest safety features seen on conventional diesel Volvo FM vehicles, making the transition for drivers as safe and easy as possible. Early feedback from drivers has been extremely positive, especially with regard to acceleration and hill performance.

The investment in industry leading vehicles reflects DHL’s commitment to ensuring its fleet is best in class and offers the highest levels of service to its supply chain customers, as well as reflecting DHL’s own ambitious Go Green agenda.

DHL Supply Chain has recently won a number of key retailer contracts. It will manage Boohoo’s first-ever US distribution centre, as the fashion retailer expands into the United States.

While, it was announced in September 2022 that Revolution Beauty had awarded DHL Supply chain with in a new five-year contract to scale up its existing robotics and automated solutions. This will see it manage ecommerce fulfilment of UK and international orders for the fast-growing beauty brand.

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