In order to be able to accomplish our mission of "zero emissions by 2050", the use of electric propulsion in our vehicles plays a major role. In a cooperation agreement with Volvo Trucks, Deutsche Post DHL Group has signed an order for up to 44 heavy electric trucks.
The order includes 40 electric trucks of the Volvo FE and Volvo FL models, which will be used for parcel delivery in urban traffic. Electric trucks for longer distances are also part of the order, which will be used for regional transport in the UK. It will start with four Volvo FM Electric. Six trucks have already been ordered by DHL Parcel UK and two more by DHL Freight. 600 tons of CO2 and nearly 225,000 liters of diesel are to be saved annually as a result.
We are committed to meet growing customer demand for green and sustainable solutions and achieve our long-term goal of net zero emissions by 2050. As a logistics service provider, the conversion of our vehicle fleet is an important lever to help us avoid CO2 emissions on the road as well. Several of our divisions will thus benefit from this agreement with Volvo Trucks.
Pablo Ciano Executive Vice President Corporate Development at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
Additionally, the new agreement will strengthen the collaboration between Deutsche Post DHL and Volvo Trucks. Data from the use of the Volvo fleet will be made available to the vehicle manufacturer in order to ensure the successful deployment of customized electric transport solutions together.
You can find all the information in our press release.