DHL Express has purchased 10 new electric motorcycles from aidea Co. Ltd, a Tokyo-based electric vehicle manufacturer. The three wheel e-bike will be mainly used in metropolitan areas in Tokyo and Osaka – enhancing mobility in the last mile delivery for business documents and packages.
aidea’s “AA Cargo α4” equipped with 3.85kWh large-capacity battery enables 98km of cruising range with only 3 hours charging time. DHL claims that implementing e-motorcycles could help to address various traffic issues in urban areas, such as lack of parking lots, narrow streets and traffic congestions. In addition, DHL has also introduced four of Mitsubishi Motor’s electric cargo vehicles to its fleet; these will be utilized in Tokyo. These initiatives are said to be in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s sustainability agenda to introduce 80,000 e-vehicles by 2030 for last mile deliveries.
Tony Khan, President and Representative Director of DHL Express Japan, said, “The addition of these three wheel electric motorcycles to our fleet will further improve our mobility in urban areas and, at the same time, contribute to reducing our carbon emissions. To further improve the customer experience and reduce the impact on the global environment, we will continue to “green” our logistics without hesitation.”
DHL states that in 2017, the group became the first logistics company in the world to set a clear target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. In March this year, the Group announced its new roadmap to decarbonization based on “Science Based Targets” and committed €7bn to invest in climate-neutral logistics until 2030.
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