DHL includes EVs in Ph fleet


Global express service provider DHL Express has recently added three electric vehicles (EVs) to its delivery fleet in the Philippines, which the company says is a firm step towards its goal of reducing environmental impact and promoting green logistics.

The EVs, manufactured by Chinese auto firm Build Your Dreams (BYD), can travel up to 250 kilometers, and carry up to 3.5 cubic meters of load. They will be deployed to deliver shipments in the Makati, Ortigas, and Pasay areas in Metro Manila.

BYD is a manufacturer of zero-emission medium-and heavy-duty vehicles. It is also an in-house developer of EV core parts for electrified vehicles such as batteries, motors, and power electronics. Its mission is to establish a complete, zero-emission ecosystem powered by clean energy, thereby reducing the world’s reliance on petroleum.

“With our goal of reducing logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050, we are attempting to reach a larger milestone. The purchase of these electric vehicles is our first step towards greener logistics, which will benefit the environment, our customers, and our people,” DHL Express Philippines Country Manager Nigel Lockett said in a statement.

DHL Express Philippines’ initiative is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s global target of running 60% of its vehicles electrically by 2030, which will strengthen its portfolio dedicated to EV logistics as well as the increased pace of decarbonization.

The Department of Energy has projected that EVs would comprise ten percent of the total registered vehicles in the country by 2040, as stated in the government’s Philippine Energy Plan.

Photo from DHL website.