Electric vehicles have become essential to global efforts to mitigate climate change and reduce carbon emissions. In Denmark, the logistics and transport giant Deutsche Post DHL Group (DHL) is leading the way in this transition by partnering with Ford Denmark to deploy a fleet of electric Ford E-Transit vans across the country. The collaboration is part of a larger European agreement between Ford Europe and DHL, which aims to put over 2,000 electric Ford E-Transit vans on the roads this year. Let's take a closer look at this exciting development and what it means for the future of the electric fleet.
The Ford E-Transit is Ford's first 100% electric van, and it has already generated significant interest in the market. Before the first van even rolled off the assembly line, Ford had already received more than 5,000 orders from European customers. The vehicle offers an electric powertrain, uncompromising capability, and interaction with Ford Pro, a concept providing a comprehensive fleet management solution for van customers. The Ford Pro offers services ranging from service, software, financing, and charging support, helping to increase the uptime of each van and reduce costs.
DHL has set a target of having 60% of its fleet fully electric by the end of 2023, and the partnership with Ford is a significant step towards achieving that goal. The first batch of 14 electric Ford E-Transit vans was recently unveiled at Via Biler in Aarhus, and they will soon be joining DHL's existing electric van fleet. The vans are fully built at the factory with the necessary equipment, allowing them to be distributed directly to DHL throughout Europe.
Niels Holst Christensen, Fleet Manager at Ford Denmark, expressed his pride in being part of DHL's electric journey with the Ford E-Transit. He also suggested introducing more electric Ford models in the future, further cementing the partnership between Ford and DHL.
DHL's deployment of electric Ford E-Transit vans is essential to sustainable transport and cleaner air. As more companies adopt electric vehicles, the demand for charging infrastructure will increase, and service providers like Ford Pro will become even more critical. With their comprehensive fleet management solution, Ford Pro can provide customers with a smooth transition to electric vehicles, helping them save money and improve efficiency.
The collaboration between DHL Denmark and Ford E-Transit is a significant step towards a cleaner and more sustainable future. As electric vehicles become more popular, the need for a comprehensive fleet management solution like Ford Pro will only increase. The introduction of electric vans is just the beginning of a new era in transport, and with the right partners and solutions, we can drive forward toward a brighter, cleaner, and more sustainable future.