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DHL ramps up green drive in PH with e-vehicle fleet

  • DHL Express acquired the first three electric vehicles for its fleet in the Philippines as it moves to reduce its environmental impact and promote green logistics
  • The EVs can travel up to 250 kilometers and carry up to 3.5 cubic meters of load
  • They will be deployed to deliver shipments in Makati, Ortigas and Pasay
  • As part of its sustainability roadmap, Deutsche Post DHL Group will invest EUR7 billion in climate-neutral logistics over the next 10 years

DHL Express acquired the first three electric vehicles (EVs) for its fleet in the Philippines, a step towards reducing its environmental impact and promoting green logistics.

The EVs, which were manufactured by electric car manufacturer Build Your Dreams (BYD), can travel up to 250 kilometers and carry up to 3.5 cubic meters of load. They will be deployed to deliver shipments in Makati, Ortigas and Pasay.

BYD is a manufacturer of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and an in-house developer of EV core parts for electrified vehicles such as batteries, motors, and power electronics. Its mission is to establish a complete zero-emission ecosystem powered by clean energy to reduce the world’s reliance on petroleum.

“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,” DHL Express Philippines country manager Nigel Lockett said in a statement.

This initiative is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s global target of running 60% of its vehicles electrically by 2030, which will strengthen its portfolio dedicated to EV logistics as well as increase the pace of decarbonization.

“These new additions contribute two significant advantages to our fleet: reduced carbon emissions and lower operating costs,” DHL Express Philippines senior director of operations Promod George said.

According to DHL’s business report, transportation accounts for 15% of global CO2 emissions, and with 95% of vehicles powered by gasoline or diesel engines, the most significant change that can be made is to switch to a greener mode of transportation.

In line with its sustainability roadmap, Deutsche Post DHL Group will invest a total of EUR7 billion over the next ten years in CO2 reduction measures, including the expansion of its zero-emission e-vehicle fleet.

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