DHL Express Partners with Fiat to Electrify Last-Mile Delivery
DHL Express, the global leading Express service provider, takes another step in its Zero Emissions strategy.
The company today announces its partnership with Fiat Professional, purchasing the first 100 units of Fiat’s brand new E-Ducato.
These large vans are 100% electric and convince with their large capacity and long life battery. With a range of more than 200 km, the E-Ducato is very well suited for last mile logistics.
In line with the recently launched Sustainability Roadmap of DPDHL Group, DHL Express plans to have more than 14,000 electric vans in operation in Europe by 2030 to reduce their carbon emissions.
A majority are large vans used for urban and metropolitan deliveries.
Together with Fiat Professional, the E-Ducato was trialed through tests under different real-world operating conditions such as very low temperatures, extreme slopes, and long distances, to check its response to the whole range of DHL usage patterns.
In addition to the vehicles itself a totally electric mobility chain needs comprehensive area-wide charging infrastructure.
To enable a further expansion of its charging network DHL Express is currently working in collaboration with several specialized companies on a roadmap to significantly increase the number of charging points across Europe within the next years.
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.