Deutsche Post DHL Extends Electric Vehicle Agreement With Renault
Deutsche Post DHL and Renault announced an aim to intensify their collaboration on the use of electric vehicles.
Deutsche Post DHL already has some number of Kangoo Z.E., Renault ZOE and even Renault Twizy in its fleet of 304 EVs worldwide.
The latest letter of intent, signed on 5th March, is focused on a future global framework agreement, which shall contain the options for a future purchase of the Renault Kangoo Z.E.
“The Kangoo Z.E. is an electrified vehicle that is used to transport DHL Express shipments at the moment in France as well as in Aruba, Belgium, Denmark and Germany.”
For now we don’t see any numbers the in press release. Deutsche Post DHL’s fleet of alternative vehicles counts 10,500 vehicles, from which over 4,000 were added past year. Hopefully, the new deal will increase ratio of EVs.
One of the latest Deutsche Post DHL projects is taking place in Bonn, Germany, where the whole parcel delivery in the city and the surrounding areas will be changed to electric vehicles. By 2016 over 140 EVs, including several Renault Kangoo Z.E. will take over this job from ICE.
Manoella Wilbaut, Head of Global Commercial Developments for DHL Automotive sector stated:
“We are at the forefront of testing alternative drives: electric vehicles are particularly suitable for urban delivery on defined routes, where we can take full advantage of their CO2-efficiency, low noise levels as well as efficient cost systems. The Renault Kangoo Z.E. is a vehicle we currently use successfully in several European countries. Renault is a leading reliable global partner in that field and we are keen to drive the change in the logistics industry and we are looking forward to a future expansion of the collaboration with Renault.”
Uwe Hochgeschwurtz, Corporate Sales Director, Senior Vice President commented:
“Renault, leader in Electric vehicle in Europe, is proud to support DHL global operations to ensure its sustainability targets, while ensuring its business requirements. With Kangoo Z.E. and its Sm3, Renault supplies a perfect tool for urban deliveries all over the globe. With this agreement, Renault and DHL will accelerate the implementation of Kangoo Z.E. in more new countries, in each continent.”