Christmas is the busiest time of the year for many people. This is also true for Deutsche Post DHL Group, an international logistics and transport company that delivers more packages. With a new deal between Ford Pro and Ford E-Transit, customers who are waiting for their Christmas packages will now get them in 100% electric vans.
By next year, the world's largest logistics and transportation company will have more than 2,000 Ford E-Transit electric vans on the road. Ford Pro and Deutsche Post DHL Group made a big deal that will make the logistics and transportation company more assertive regarding electric vans.
In addition to delivering many Ford E-Transit electric vans, the agreement includes many Ford Pro service solutions ideal for managing an electric fleet. For example, some markets will have access to Ford Pro E-Telematics, which can help fleet managers keep track of the cars in their fleet, where they are, how well they are running, and what their general condition is by giving them live updates.
"To meet our emissions goals, it is essential to convert our cars to electric power for the "last mile" of delivery. With the addition of the Ford E-Transit electric vans to our global fleet, we are improving our electric deliveries worldwide, which are already done by about 27,000 electric vans. We will be able to work even faster and better if we work with Ford Pro to meet our specific logistics needs."
The Deutsche Post DHL Group will spend seven billion euros this decade to achieve its goal of pollution-free freight transportation. In this way, one of their goals is that by the end of 2030, 60% of their car fleet must be all-electric. With the new deal with Ford Pro and the purchase of the Ford E-Transit electric van, Deutsche Post DHL Group has taken a small step toward reaching this goal.
Ford Pro and Deutsche Post DHL Group want to pay more attention to reducing emissions and switch to electric cars. This agreement is a big step toward getting millions of electric vans to deliver worldwide packages to customers. The Ford E-Transit is already the most popular electric van in North America, and since June, it has also been the most popular electric van in its class in Europe.
Ford has already given the first Ford E-Transit vans to the Deutsche Post DHL Group in several countries worldwide. These vans are being used for the first time now, which is the busiest time of the year because of Christmas.
Ford, like Deutsche Post DHL Group, has a big goal for electrification. For example, by the end of 2024, Ford will have released nine electric cars.