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DHL Express electrifies Moscow courier fleet

The branded cars will be used for last-mile deliveries in the city centre, and were chosen because their battery offers enough range to cover a typical Moscow courier’s daily routes, even in poor weather conditions.

Joining a global fleet of 400 electric and 11,000 alternative fuel vehicles, DHL Express will charge the i-MiEVs at its own facilities. The two newcomers will help to cut the company’s CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020, compared to a 2007 baseline, as part of its GoGreen initiative.

Adrian Marley, DHL Express managing director in Russia, CIS and South East Europe, said: “Operating electric vehicles on our courier routes is more than just an experiment, it is a very important step towards implementing the newest technologies in our day-to-day business.

“We have tested these electric cars extensively and have come to the conclusion that, in many cases, they can replace conventionally fuelled vehicles on specific routes.”

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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