Ford Pro will equip Deutsche Post DHL Group with more than 2,000 electric delivery vans worldwide by the end of 2023 to enhance its leading position in using electric vans for last mile delivery worldwide. The companies recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the deployment of electrified vans used for logistics operations worldwide.
In doing so, both companies outline their commitment to provide sustainable/green services. The inked 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.
Through the MoU, the companies will also explore the co-development of future products as well as new digital and charging solutions.
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.
DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, said it's 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. The company 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.
“Electrification of last mile logistics is a major pillar to decarbonize our operations. Adding the new Ford E-Transit to our global fleet of around 27,000 electric vans further strengthens our capability of providing green delivery services worldwide. Joining forces to address our logistics specific requirements will drive operational and service efficiency further,” said Anna Spinelli, Chief Procurement Officer & Head of Mobility, Deutsche Post DHL Group.
Ford Pro has already handed over its first E-Transits under the agreement, joining DHL's electric fleet used for last mile deliveries in several countries worldwide. The order volume concentrates on the E-Transit panel vans designed for handling express shipments in the Americas and Europe. The vehicles join the Deutsche Post DHL Group fleet at the busiest time of year making more sustainable deliveries possible to customers during peak season. Additionally purchases of Ford Pro Special Vehicles with a customized box for inner city distribution in Germany, were concluded.