French cargo specialist Geodis expands its electric fleet
Geodis, the street cargo unit of French railway company SNCF, is going to expand its electric vehicle fleet from currently a dozen to 50 cars by June 2018. With this step, Geodis responds to plans published by the Paris city council to ban diesel-powered vehicles by 2020.
Since September, Geodis builds up a delivery system to reach Paris’ 20 arrondisements through the installation of five distribution centres. On the last mile, the company wants to switch to electric vehicles only. Currently, a dozen 3.5 t EVs are deployed in this field. Their number shall gradually grow up to 30 by January and finally 50 by mid-2018. The cars will be Electron A models supplied by Gruau Electric.
verkehrsrundschau.de (in German), transportinfo.fr (in French)