Ford is to supply Deutsche Post DHL Group with more than 2,000 e-Transit electric delivery vans worldwide by the end of 2023.
Deutsche Post DHL, as part of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies, will also have access to Ford Pro’s connected E-Telematics software and charging solutions.
Also, Ford Pro will give Deutsche Post DHL Group access to test vehicles and monitoring services, while the agreement will 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 to be used for its deliveries by 2030.
Meanwhile, Ford wants zero emissions for all vehicle sales and carbon neutrality across its European footprint of facilities, logistics and suppliers by 2035, and carbon neutrality globally no later than 2050.
Anna Spinelli, chief procurement officer & head of mobility, 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.
“Joining forces to address our logistics specific requirements will drive operational and service efficiency further.”
Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe said, “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.”