DHL to field electric transporters in Indonesia
DHL Express has expanded its electric fleet in Indonesia with 24 electric transporter vans. The new electric delivery vans will be used in the capital Jakarta and in Bandung. The delivery fleet is also to be electrified beyond this.
The 24 electric transporters will not be the first electric vehicles in the logistics company’s Indonesian fleet: So far, DHL Express had four electric vans and six electric bikes in operation in Indonesia, serving areas in Jakarta and Surabaya.
It is not clear from the company’s press release which van model the Indonesian subsidiary of DHL Express has chosen. However, the pictures published with the press release show an electric transporter from the Chinese manufacturer DFSK. DHL Express added that it intends to save 177 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year by using the 24 electric vehicles.
As reported, Deutsche Post DHL Group plans to convert 60 per cent of its global last-mile delivery vehicles to electric drives by 2030. Ahmad Mohamad, chief technical advisor of DHL Express Indonesia, states that the new electric vehicles are “simply the start of our journey to protecting the Earth for future generations”. They will continue to convert the fleet to electric vehicles in the coming years and also invest in electric trucks and PV systems.