- Three electric vehicle (EV) vehicles have been added to the DHL Express fleet in the Philippines.
- The effort is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s global vision to deploy 60% of electric vehicles by 2030.
Adding electric vehicles to promote sustainable logistics services
Three electric vehicle (EV) vehicles have been added to the DHL Express fleet in the Philippines. This is a testament to “a solid step towards the company’s goal of reducing its environmental impact and promoting green logistics“.
The EVs put into operation by the world’s leading international courier service provider are products of BYD (Build Your Dreams) and can travel up to 250 km when fully charged with a battery pack, payload up to 3.5 cubic meters. DHL says it will roll out this model for delivery in the Makati, Ortigas and Pasay areas of Metro Manila.
BYD is a renowned manufacturer of zero-emissions heavy and medium-duty vehicles. It is also a developer of core components for electric vehicles such as batteries, motors and power electronics. The automaker establishes a complete, zero-emissions ecosystem powered by clean energy, thereby reducing the world’s dependence on oil.
Using electric vehicles for the purpose of reducing emissions
“With our goal of reducing logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050, we are attempting to reach a larger milestone. The purchase of these electric vehicles is our first step towards greener logistics, which will benefit the environment, our customers, and our people,” said Mr. Nigel Lockett, DHL Express Philippines Country Manager.
The effort is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s global vision to deploy 60% of electric vehicles by 2030. And the group is expected to strengthen its investment portfolio, specifically for EV logistics as well as the accelerated rate of decarbonisation.
“We are proud to bring this important and sustainable solution to our operations here in the Philippines. These new additions contribute two significant advantages to our fleet: reduced carbon emissions and lower operating costs,” said Mr. Promod George, DHL Express Philippines Senior Director of Operations.
The company reports that transportation accounts for 15% of global CO2 emissions. With 95% of vehicles using petrol or diesel engines, the most significant change that can be made is to switch to a greener mode of transport. In addition, Deutsche Post DHL Group will invest a total of €7 billion over the next 10 years in measures to reduce CO2, including further expanding its fleet of zero-emission e-vehicles.