DHL Fattens Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet

As part of its sustainability efforts, parcel delivery company DHL is rolling out a new fleet of electric delivery vans that will serve U.S. markets.

These 63 new vehicles add to the company’s existing alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fleet, which includes fully electric, hybrid-electric, compressed natural gas, cleaner diesel and propane autogas.

According to the 2018 corporate responsibility report from Deutsche Post DHL Group, the parent company of DHL, its global road transport operations have a fleet of more than 97,000 vehicles, including 8,000 with alternative drive technologies.

DHL has set a target of operating 70% of its first- and last-mile delivery services with clean transport modes by 2025. This goal is part of a longer-term Deutsche Post DHL Group commitment to reduce its logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050, a goal announced in March 2017.