DHL to purchase Volvo electric trucks to curb carbon emissions

DHL, a German leading logistics company, has recently inked a deal with Volvo Trucks to jointly boost the electrification of its operations, initiating by ordering a huge number of electric trucks.

The logistics company has been testing electric trucks from Volvo since early 2021, but now DHL has finally initiated its transition into heavy electric trucks with an initial order of 44 electric Volvo trucks which will primarily ride on routes in Europe.

DHL quickly realized that changing its fleet in EVs would save a lot of money that goes in fuel fulfilment and maintenance and above all electrification will benefit the environment.

Pablo Ciano, executive VP of corporate development at Deutsche Post DHL Group, reportedly said that DHL is committed to meet accelerating customer demand for sustainable and green solutions along with meeting their long-term goal of zero exhaust emissions by 2050.

He added that as a leading logistics service provider, the transition of its vehicle fleet is an important keystone that will help the company to curb CO2 emissions on road. As a result, several divisions of the company will benefit from this agreement with Volvo Trucks.

The fleet order will be made primarily of Volvo FL electric and FE electric. The FL Electric is a 16-ton truck that has different battery packs, and their capacity lies between the range bar of 100-to-300-Kilowatt hour (KWh). The FE is quite bigger and higher in terms of capacity.

In addition to this, the order also includes 4 Volvo FM Electric trucks that will be used in regional hauling in the UK. This variant has up to 44-tons Gross Combination Weight (GCW) truck with a wider battery pack range between 180-540 KWh.

Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, said that DHL is a global logistic giant committed to minimizing its impact on environment and climate change. DHL and Volvo Trucks can together create a difference for better future and it is proud to work with DHL to achieve the common target of reducing the climate impact.

Source Credit: https://electrek.co/2022/05/12/dhl-orders-large-fleet-electric-trucks-volvo/