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2021.05.14

DHL Express partners with Fiat Professional for further electrification of 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 new E-Ducato.

 

Yesterday morning the automotive company introduced the new model to the public. 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.

 

To fulfill their purpose of connecting people and improving lives, they have committed to get greener and cleaner in what we do every single day. By adding the E-Ducatos to their fleet, they take the next important step to reach their goal of electrifying the major part of their lastmile delivery fleet. With Fiat Professional, they found what they were looking for: state-of-theart technology and powerful batteries which enables them to reach beyond 200 km with one charge to deliver their customers their Express shipments – fast and green.

 

Due to the high customer demand for international Express deliveries the company expects its European last-mile fleet growing to approximately 20,000 vans by 2030. To transform its sustainability strategy into reality the company is strongly committed that 60% of its fleet operate electric by end of the current decade (approximately 14,000 vehicles). Together with Fiat Professional, the E-Ducato was trialed through tests under different realworld operating conditions such as very low temperatures, extreme slopes, and long distances, to check its response to the whole range of DHL usage patterns.

 

With the E-Ducato, their task was not only to develop a sustainable product from both an economic and environmental perspective, but most of all to provide a complete mobility solution for their partners. For DHL Express the strategic partnership with Fiat represents the next evolution of the so far already taken measures to deliver shipments without any CO2 emissions to its customers.

 

So the company is using cargo bikes in metropolis and urban areas such as Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt am Main and many more and connecting its distribution facilities in the city centers of London and Amsterdam via boat to reduce inner city traffic volume and CO2 emissions.

 

FES can consider collaborating with DHL for its last-mile parcel delivery to customers residing in overseas as they’re constantly working on new project on the part to develop a sustainable solution and provide a complete mobility solution to enable customers experience a fast and green delivery service.