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Sunday, January 29, 2023

DHL Express Expands Philippine EV Fleet

DHL Express has expanded its fleet of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the Philippines. The move aims to deepen its contribution towards reducing environmental impact and promote green logistics. The new batch of 18 EVs include 13 vans and five motorcycles.

The new vans, the T3 EV, are manufactured by BYD, and can travel up to 250 kilometers on a full charge while carrying up to 3.5 cubic meters of load. Meanwhile, the motorcycles are manufactured by Ecooter. They can travel up to 140 kilometers in a full charge and carry up to 0.12 cubic meters of load.

The additional 13 BYD T3 EVs are on top of the original three units the logistics company ordered last year.

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 percent 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.

“This is another milestone in sustainability for our operations here in the Philippines and we will continue our efforts as a pioneer in the market,” added Promod George, Senior Director of Operations at DHL Express Philippines. “In 2023, our goal is to convert 25 percent of our fleet to run on sustainable energy, which will further reduce our carbon emissions and lower our operating costs.”

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.

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