Deutsche Post DHL Group has ordered more than 2,000 Ford e-Transit electric delivery vans worldwide to be delivered by the end of 2023.
As part of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies, Deutsche Post DHL will also have access to Ford Pro’s connected E-Telematics software and charging solutions.
In addition, Ford Pro will provide Deutsche Post DHL Group access to test vehicles and monitoring services as the two companies explore to expand their cooperation to a growing number of markets globally.
The agreement will also potentially allow both companies to explore the co-development of future products as well as new digital and charging solutions.
Deutsche Post DHL Group is targeting a share of 60% e-vehicles used for carbon neutral pick-up and delivery by 2030.
Anna Spinelli, Chief Procurement Officer & Head of Mobility at Deutsche Post DHL Group, said: “Electrification of last mile logistics is a major pillar to decarbonize our operations.
“Adding the new Ford E-Transit to our global fleet of around 27,000 electric vans further strengthens our capability of providing green delivery services worldwide.”
Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe said: “Ford Pro and Deutsche Post DHL Group share the vision of greater sustainability and a commitment to electrified solutions, and this agreement is a major step towards millions of deliveries being completed by electrified vehicles around the world.
“E-Transit is the top-selling commercial EV in North America and since June is also the best-seller in its segment in Europe, meaning the all-electric 2-tonne van is already making big strides to support this ambition.”