DHL signs deal for over 2,000 Ford Pro electric delivery vans
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Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, Ford Pro is to equip Deutsche Post DHL Group with more than 2,000 electric delivery vans worldwide by the end of next year.
In a press release, DHL said the agreement covers a full suite of solutions to operate its electric fleet. This includes access to Ford Pro’s connected E-Telematics software, as well as charging solutions.
Ford says it is targeting zero emissions for all vehicle sales and carbon neutrality across its European footprint of facilities, logistics and suppliers by 2035.
Meanwhile, Deutsche Post DHL Group is targeting a share of 60% e-vehicles used for carbon neutral pick-up and delivery by 2030.
Commenting on the news, Hans Schep, general manager of Ford Pro in Europe, said:
“Ford Pro and Deutsche Post DHL Group share the vision of greater sustainability and a commitment to electrified solutions, and this agreement is a major step towards millions of deliveries being completed by electrified vehicles around the world. E-Transit is the top-selling commercial EV in North America and since June is also the best-seller in its segment in Europe, meaning the all-electric 2-tonne van is already making big strides to support this ambition.”
Both parties say the Memorandum of Understanding will potentially allow the companies to explore the co-development of future products, as well as new digital and charging solutions.
In addition to providing early access to innovative ideas, Ford Pro says it will also deliver Deutsche Post DHL Group access to test vehicles and monitoring services.