DHL Express has put 10 new electric-powered Renault ZE Masters vans on the road in London in the first stage of its plan to run 400 electric vehicles on its UK-wide fleet by 2025.
The vehicles have a range of approximately 75 miles and a payload capacity of circa 10 cubic metres. They are fully direct load capable, which is the operating standard for DHL Express, with parcels stored on shelves in the vehicle to protect from damage and increase delivery efficiency.
Richard Crook, director of fleet at DHL Express, said: “In our ambition to become the most environmentally-friendly provider on the market we have to balance the needs of customers with protecting and respecting the planet.
“Recent innovations within battery range and battery technology mean we can now deploy these more sustainable vehicles as part of our fleet and be confident in their ability to meet operational requirements, reducing our reliance on internal combustion engines.”