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Ford Pro and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the deployment of electrified vans used for logistics operations worldwide.

Ford Pro will equip DHL with more than 2,000 electric delivery vans by the end of 2023. The inked agreement covers a full suite of solutions to operate the electric fleet including access to Ford Pro’s connected E-Telematics software and charging solutions in order to reduce costs and optimise efficiency as a part of the two organisations’ common zero emission goals.

Ford is targeting zero emissions for all vehicle sales and carbon neutrality across its European footprint of facilities, logistics and suppliers by 2035, and carbon neutrality globally no later than 2050.

While, DHL will invest €7bn in the current decade on its path to net-zero emissions logistics. It is targeting a share of 60% e-vehicles used for carbon neutral pick-up and delivery by 2030, now also powered by Ford Pro’s line-up of electrified vehicles including the all-new E-Transit.

“Electrification of last mile logistics is a major pillar to decarbonise our operations,” said Anna Spinelli, chief procurement officer & head of mobility, Deutsche Post DHL Group.

“Adding the new Ford E-Transit to our global fleet of around 27,000 electric vans further strengthens our capability of providing green delivery services worldwide. Joining forces to address our logistics specific requirements will drive operational and service efficiency further.”

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Ford and Deutsche Post DHL Group, will also allow both companies to explore the co-development of future products as well as new digital and charging solutions. In addition to providing early access to innovative ideas, Ford Pro will also deliver Deutsche Post DHL Group access to test vehicles and monitoring services as the two companies explore to expand their cooperation to a growing number of markets globally.