Logistics Japan deploys electric van for delivery services in Tokyo

Bolloré Transport & Logistics and supply chain services company Czarnikow are collaborating to support Bolloré’s sustainable development in East Africa through the VIVE Sustainable Supply Programme.

Bolloré Logistics Japan deployed an electric van (EV) for delivery services in August 2022. With a capacity of 350kg (maximum loadable weight), the EV aims to offer an alternative solution to carry out last-mile deliveries for its clients in Tokyo.

Road transportation is a major source of carbon emissions in metropolitan Tokyo. To reduce this, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has been promoting next-generation vehicles through fuel regulations and emission standards, and the deployment of electric vehicles has been considered a key measure to support the transition to green transportation.

Registered with the MLIT, Bolloré Logistics’ EV is allowed to be used as a commercial cargo transport vehicle. Charged by Tokyo’s local power grid, the EV can reach full battery in 35 minutes on rapid charging and seven hours on normal charging.

In line with Bolloré Logistics’ CSR Program, Powering Sustainable Logistics, Bolloré Logistics Japan will continue developing feasible eco-friendly solutions to deploy in its domestic market and work with customers to achieve a sustainable supply chain.

In January 2022, Bolloré Logistics Japan launched its first Hybrid Truck in collaboration with a key customer in the luxury sector to reduce overall CO2 emissions.

Source: Bolloré Logistics