In a major push towards sustainable transportation, DHL's express deliveries will now be powered by fully electric Ford E-Transit vans. With the first car already handed over to the company, the fleet will be replenished during the spring. Ford and Deutsche Post DHL Group collaboration is a global cooperation agreement for car deliveries that will help both companies achieve their environmental goals.
The electrification of distribution transport is one of the most important areas of Deutsche Post DHL Group's environmental program. By 2030, the group plans to invest 7 billion euros in projects that reduce its carbon emissions. This investment is not limited to electric vehicles alone but also includes sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and carbon-neutral buildings. Deutsche Post DHL Group has set science-based climate targets for its operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
DHL Express CEO Oktay Nuri confirms the company's commitment to moving towards this goal. "In Finland, we are increasing the share of electric vehicles with the goal to electrify DHL Express' own fleet entirely in the next few years. Our range of transport products is also expanding with a service that utilizes sustainable aviation fuel."
Ford has also committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its operations. The company is investing 50 billion dollars worldwide in electrification by 2026, and by 2024, all van models on sale in Europe will have a model that can be driven on electricity. In 2035, all new Ford cars and vans on sale in Europe will be fully electric. On the same schedule, Ford aims to be carbon neutral in Europe, including production facilities, car manufacturing, and logistics.
The electrification of the transportation sector is a big change, and Ford's E-Transit is a suitable option for the company's needs from a wide range of fully electric vehicles. "It's great that local transport is now sustainably powered by electricity. The residents of the capital region will also benefit from this in terms of better air quality," says Jyri Simola, corporate sales manager of Oy Ford Ab.
DHL has acquired Ford E-Transit vans from J. Rinta-Jouppi, an authorized Transit Center and Ford service repair shop, which has been a partner of the company for several years. Jarmo Pääkkönen, the local manager of J. Rinta-Jouppi Oy, emphasizes the importance of promoting climate-friendly transport solutions alongside a long-term partner. "The vehicle fleet is becoming electrified at a breakneck speed, and it is also strongly visible in our everyday life. We want to thank you for that trust."
The partnership between DHL and Ford is a significant step towards sustainable transportation, with both companies committed to reducing their carbon footprint. This collaboration will contribute to a better environment and benefit residents in terms of better air quality. It also highlights the growing importance of the electrification of the transportation sector and the role of electric vehicles in achieving a sustainable future.