DHL Bring E-Cars to Dubai
DHL has partnered with Al Naboodah Automobiles to introduce all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf cars for deliveries and collections in Dubai.
The fully customized 134-horsepower electric-Golf car will initially be used for documents’ delivery and collection specifically throughout areas with a reputation of high volume traffic, such as Dubai International Financial Centre and Downtown Dubai.
This will be followed by gradual expansion to remaining UAE regions in the near future.
Running entirely on electrical current with a 100 kW AC electric motor, re-chargeable on standard power supply, it is also the only, fully customized commercial vehicle in the UAE with a segregated cargo bay separated from the driver.
With its full adaptation to DHL’s duties, the e-Golf has the capacity to complete a 250km journey operating on just a single charge as-well-as boasting advanced endurance capabilities when exposed to extreme, warm weather climates.
The innovative vehicle also uses a regenerative braking system, allowing the conversion of stored kinetic energy to be used to recharge its batteries.
Highlighting the significance of the launch, Geoff Walsh, UAE Country Manager for DHL Express said: “DHL Express is paving the way towards a green future with the aim of bringing our logistic-related emissions to zero by 2050.
“The introduction of e-Golf is an important step towards implementing our vision to protect the environment, and inspire the entire logistics industry in reducing the impact of day-to-day operations.
“We are confident that this new and advanced method of delivery will contribute significantly to a more sustainable way of operating in the region.”
DHL is establishing itself as an environmental protection leader, consistently aiming to drive the importance of sustainability.
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