Mober expands fleet with 34 e-trucks

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By year-end it is eyeing a fleet of 100 electric vans and trucks and in the next two years, 500 units as it sets its sights on the Southeast Asian green delivery market. Photo from Mober.
  • Mober expands fleet with 30 new six-wheeler electric trucks and four three-wheelers
  • By year-end it is eyeing a fleet of 100 electric vans and trucks and in the next two years, 500 units
  • Mober is finalizing a loan application with the Land Bank of the Philippines and Development Bank of the Philippines to fund its expansion

Mober has expanded its fleet with 30 new six-wheeler electric trucks and four three-wheelers, the company said in a statement.

By year-end it is eyeing a fleet of 100 electric vans and trucks and in the next two years, 500 units as it sets its sights on the Southeast Asian green delivery market.

Mober currently has 60 vehicles: 39 e-trucks, 17 e-vans, and four three-wheelers.

“Our unwavering dedication to merging efficiency with sustainability is evident in our aggressive push for electric vehicles. With each addition to our fleet, we’re not merely growing – we’re leading a shift towards a more sustainable Philippine logistics landscape,” Mober chief executive officer Dennis Ng said.

Earlier this year, Mober reinforced its commitment to major brands by increasing its dedicated fleet for furniture and home décor company IKEA Philippines. Mober said the partnership, along with the recent expansion, positions the company as a partner to multinational fast-moving consumer goods companies such as Unilever Philippines and Nestlé Philippines.

The company is also commencing a pilot delivery program with the largest chain of coffee shops in the world.

In addition, Mober has teamed up with Nespresso for a carbon-neutral delivery initiative; and with location technology enterprise, What3words, to optimize delivery process, granting customers the ability to specify exact delivery locations with a unique three-word combination, ensuring precision and promptness.

To fund its expansion, Mober is finalizing a loan application with the Land Bank of the Philippines and Development Bank of the Philippines, with both banks being advocates of Republic Act No. 1169, or the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA Law), which encourages the adoption of electric vehicles in the Philippines, according to Mober.

“We aim to be synonymous with green logistics. When businesses contemplate eco-friendly delivery solutions, Mober should invariably be their first thought,” Ng said.

The logistics and transport sector is a primary carbon contributor, accounting for approximately 24% of global emissions, cited Mober. According to the European Environment Agency, barring significant interventions, logistics could account for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions by 2050.