DHL Supply Chain introduces electric 16-tonne truck
12 November 2020
DHL has begun operating what its says is the first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle in the UK.
The Volvo FL Electric 4x2 rigid is now part of DHL Supply Chain’s fleet in London, making last mile deliveries into the West End shopping district.
The vehicle is powered by four 200 kWh batteries which can run for 120 miles, carrying a maximum of 12 pallets and weighing up to 6 tonnes.
It will recharge overnight at DHL’s base in Purfleet for daily operations into the city centre. As a zero emission vehicle, it will not contribute any carbon nor harmful emissions into the atmosphere. It will also be 3 star compliant to the London Direct Vision Standard, which measures all round visibility.
The investment in industry leading vehicles reflects DHL’s commitment to ensuring its fleet is best in class and offers the highest possible levels of service to its supply chain customers, as well as reflecting DHL’s own ambitious Go Green agenda.