Deutsche Post DHL orders 2,000 electric Ford vans

Deutsche Post DHL is to take delivery of 2,000 Ford E-Transits

Ford Pro to supply Deutsche Post DHL with more than 2,000 electric vans by the end of 2023 as part of a planned collaboration.

The companies recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the deployment of electrified vans used for logistics operations worldwide, including in the UK.

The agreement also includes access to Ford Pro’s connected E-Telematics software and charging solutions.

Hans Schep, general manager of Ford Pro, Europe, said: “Ford Pro and Deutsche Post DHL Group share the vision of greater sustainability and a commitment to electrified solutions, and this agreement is a major step towards millions of deliveries being completed by electrified vehicles around the world.

“E-Transit is the top-selling commercial EV in North America and since June is also the best-seller in its segment in Europe, meaning the all-electric two-tonne van is already making big strides to support this.”

Anna Spinelli, chief procurement officer and head of mobility at Deutsche Post DHL Group, said: “Electrification of last-mile logistics is a major pillar to decarbonise our operations.

“Adding the new 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.”

Ford Pro has handed over its first E-Transits under the agreement, joining Deutsche Post DHL Group’s electric fleet used for last-mile-deliveries in several countries worldwide, including the UK, Bulgaria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico and the Netherlands.

Numerous other organisations...

For example, DPD has ordered 1,000 E-Transits, while Speedy has invested in 150.

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