Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Industrial - December 5, 2022
Deutsche Post DHL Adds Electrified Vans
Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford Pro signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the deployment of electrified vans used for logistics operations worldwide.
Under the planned collaboration, Ford Pro will equip Deutsche Post DHL Group with more than 2,000 electric delivery vans worldwide by the end of 2023.
The agreement covers a full suite of solutions to operate the electric fleet including access to Ford Pro’s connected E-Telematics software and charging solutions in order to reduce costs and optimize efficiency as a part of the two organizations’ common zero emission goals.
Ford is targeting zero emissions for all vehicle sales and carbon neutrality across its European footprint of facilities, logistics and suppliers by 2035, and carbon neutrality globally no later than 2050.
Deutsche Post DHL Group, a global logistics company, is committed to strengthening clean operations for climate protection and will invest EUR 7 billion in the current decade on its path to net-zero emissions logistics. Deutsche Post DHL Group is targeting a share of 60% e-vehicles used for carbon-neutral pick-up and delivery by 2030, now also powered by Ford Pro’s line-up of electrified vehicles including the all-new E-Transit.
“Ford Pro and Deutsche Post DHL Group share the vision of greater sustainability and a commitment to electrified solutions, and this agreement is a major step towards millions of deliveries being completed by electrified vehicles around the world. E-Transit is the top-selling commercial EV in North America and since June is also the best-seller in its segment in Europe, meaning the all-electric 2-tonne van is already making big strides to support this ambition,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe, in a statement.
The Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Ford and Deutsche Post DHL Group, will potentially allow both companies to explore the co-development of future products as well as new digital and charging solutions. In addition to providing early access to innovative ideas, Ford Pro will also deliver Deutsche Post DHL Group access to test vehicles and monitoring services as the two companies explore expanding their cooperation to a growing number of markets globally.