Hanover is testing different solutions in one of the districts as part of a pilot project. The courier companies Deutsche Post DHL, DPD, Hermes, UPS and Citipost cooperate with the city in this field.
The capital of Lower Saxony started on 3 July with an ambitious project involving well-known courier companies and vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen. As part of the pilot project, courier services in the Linden-Nord district will only be provided by emission-free vehicles. This is the first step towards achieving the goal the city has set itself. Namely, by 2030 Hanover has committed itself to create a CO2-free city logistics system.
In the city, companies such as Deutsche Post DHL, DPD, Hermes, UPS and Citipost deliver shipments using e.g. electric vehicles, StreetScooters, cargo bicycles, e-bikes, e-trikes, etc.
DPD wants to test other solutions as well.
For us, this was a decisive boost to the use of fully electric delivery vans in Hanover,” says Andreas Glüsenkamp, head of DPD in Lehrte.
Volkswagen made its electric delivery vans e-Crafter and electric cargo bikes available to partner courier companies for the testing period.