DHL Express has increased its fleet of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the Philippines, strengthening its commitment to reducing environmental impact and promoting green logistics. Its new batch of 18 EVs includes 13 vans and five motorcycles.
The brand-new vehicles, made by Build Your Dreams (BYD), have a 250 km range and a 3.5 cubic meter cargo capacity on a full charge. In the meantime, Ecooter produces the motorcycles which have a range of 140 kilometers and a load capacity of 0.12 cubic meters on a full charge.
Deliveries will be made using these new additions in Metro Manila cities including Makati, Ortigas, Manila, and Las Pinas. They’ll also have routes in Clark, Pampanga, and Laguna.
This program is a part of the global objective of the Deutsche Post DHL Group to run 60 percent of its pick-up and delivery vehicles electrically by 2030. The EVs will strengthen the Group’s portfolio dedicated to EV logistics as well as increase the pace of decarbonization.
Apart from the EVs, DHL Express Philippines has also begun extending its sustainability efforts to its facilities, with the recent launch of the new Ortigas Service Center which is equipped with solar panels, LED lights, and battery-operated forklifts.