DHL orders large fleet of electric trucks from Volvo

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DHL, the logistics giant, announced a woody with Volvo Trucks to cooperate connected accelerating the electrification of its operations – starting with ordering a ample fleet of electrical trucks.

DHL has been aboriginal among the large logistics companies to recognize the imaginable of electrification successful helping its business.

The institution rapidly realized that converting its fleet to electrical vehicles would prevention a batch of wealth successful state savings and attraction – connected apical of the biology benefits, of course.

It was truthful convinced that electrification was the mode to spell that it bought an EV company, Streetscooter, backmost successful 2014 and ramped up its operations – chiefly to proviso electrical vehicles for its ain transportation fleet.

Streetscooter has produced tens of thousands of electrical vehicles for DHL, but the logistics elephantine precocious sold the institution to a caller radical called Odin Automotive.

Now DHL has turned to different suppliers for electrical vehicles, particularly larger electrical trucks.

Today, DHL announced a caller woody with Volvo to enactment unneurotic connected electrification and commencement with a bid of 44 Volvo electrical trucks:

Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group person signed a practice statement to accelerate the displacement to zero exhaust emanation vehicles. DHL intends to intensify its modulation to dense electrical trucks by deploying a full of 44 caller electrical Volvo trucks connected routes in Europe.

DHL has been testing Volvo’s electrical trucks since backmost successful aboriginal 2021, but it is present yet acceptable to commencement gathering a fleet.

Pablo Ciano, enforcement vice president for firm improvement astatine Deutsche Post DHL Group, commented:

We are committed to conscionable increasing lawsuit request for greenish and sustainable solutions and execute our semipermanent extremity of nett zero emissions by 2050. As a logistics work provider, the conversion of our conveyance fleet is an important lever to assistance america debar CO2 emissions connected the roadworthy arsenic well. Several of our divisions volition frankincense payment from this statement with Volvo Trucks.

The bid is going to beryllium made chiefly of Volvo FE and FL. The Volvo FL Electric is a 16-tonne motortruck that tin beryllium configured with antithetic artillery packs for a capableness betwixt 100 and 300 kWh enabling a scope of up to 300 km (186 miles). The FE is simply a small bigger and higher capacity.

Finally, the bid besides includes 4 Volvo FM Electric trucks for usage successful determination hauling successful the UK.

The Volvo FM Electric is an up to 44 tonnes GCW motortruck with bigger artillery battalion options betwixt 180–540 kWh.

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