CEVA Logistics expands electric vehicle fleet to serve Decathlon in Thailand


CEVA Logistics is connecting sports enthusiasts in Thailand with Decathlon products thanks to an expanded fleet of electric vehicles. The fleet of three electric vans and two six-wheel electric trucks supports Decathlon’s growth in Thailand while reducing annual CO2 emissions by more than 100,000 kilograms.

Decathlon is a sporting goods retailer based in France and is currently present in 56 countries through more than 2,000 stores. CEVA began supporting Decathlon in Thailand in 2021 under a deal that covered nationwide ground distribution for the sporting goods retailer’s six retail stores. Decathlon’s retail presence in Thailand now counts 14 experience stores and eight “click & collect” locations.

The ground fleet at the outset of 2021 was composed of one electric van and three conventional diesel trucks. The new fleet is expected to operate 5,500 trips per year, totalling approximately 900,000 miles, including picking up products from local suppliers, delivering to the Decathlon distribution centre in Samutprakarn and moving merchandise nationwide retail network.

When the two companies started working together in Thailand in 2021, CEVA Logistics became the first 3PL provider to use an electric vehicle in the country, providing Decathlon with a more environmentally friendly transport solution. As Decathlon’s operations expand, so will the supporting CEVA ground fleet. Two additional electric vans are expected to be added to the fleet in 2023, along with two more of the six-wheel EVO G9 electric trucks, which are 32 feet long and have a gross vehicle weight of 33,000 pounds.

CEVA expects to grow its electric ground fleet in Thailand beyond the contract with Decathlon, as several other local customers share its values. As part of the CMA CGM Group, CEVA is committed to acting responsibly for the planet. The Group has set a target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Source: CEVA Logistics