Feb 6, 2019

DHL adding 63 electric vans to US fleet

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Slowly but surely, home delivery is getting cleaner.

Logistics company DHL has already branched out into selling its own StreetScooter zero emission delivery vehicles, but that doesn’t mean it’s not in the market for adding to its fleet from other manufacturers either.

In fact, the company is announcing the addition of 63 NGEN-1000 electric delivery cargo vans, built by equipment manufacturer Workhorse Group. It goes without saying, of course, that 63 vehicles is next to nothing for a company DHL’s size—but it looks like yet another sign that the company is serious about its long-term goal of zero emissions by 2050. More encouragingly, the company has an interim goal of making 70% of first and last mile deliveries and pick ups using “clean transport modes” by 2025. (Truthfully, I was a little suspicious of a vague term like ‘clean transport modes’, but the Mission 2050 website suggests these are electric vehicles or bikes.)

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