International express service provider DHL Express has expanded its fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) in the Philippines, deepening its contribution towards reducing environmental impact and promoting green logistics.
The new batch of 18 EVs include 13 vans and five motorcycles.
The new vans are manufactured by BYD, and can travel up to 250km on a full charge, carrying up to 3.5m3 of load.
Meanwhile, the motorcycles are manufactured by Ecooter. They can travel up to 140km on a full charge and carry up to 0.12m3 of load.
These new additions will be deployed to deliver shipments in Metro Manila cities such as Makati, Ortigas, Manila, and Las Piñas. They will also have routes in Laguna and Clark, Pampanga.
“As a global leader in the logistics industry, we have an important responsibility in ensuring that we promote environment-friendly operations,” said Nigel Lockett, Country Manager of DHL Express Philippines. “This new batch of electric vehicles furthers our journey towards greener logistics, powering a brighter and more sustainable future for our country, our customers and our people.”
This initiative is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s global target of running 60% of its vehicles in pick-up and delivery electrically by 2030. The EVs will strengthen the Group’s portfolio dedicated to EV logistics as well as increase the pace of decarbonization.
DHL Express Philippines has also begun extending its sustainability efforts to its facilities, with the recent launch of the new Ortigas Service Center that is equipped with solar panels, LED lights, and battery-operated forklifts.