Rhenus Home Delivery has been using electric vehicles since 2017, and it is increasing the proportion of electric vehicles in its fleet after placing an order for 59 e-vans from several manufacturers in June 2022.
The company is making use of a purchase rather than a leasing solution for the first time. The goal is to be able to use all 150 electric vehicles by the end of 2023.
Following trials, the vehicle models that have been selected involve e-Ducatos from fit, eDELIVER 9s from Maxus and E46-GAZelles from Orten. The selection of vehicles has been based on the good price-performance ratio and their high operating range.
Furthermore, Rhenus Home Delivery is investing in almost 100 charging points at its business sites, three quarters of them slow charging points and one quarter fast ones.
The new e-vans will be used across Germany for the heavy/bulky business, where electrification is challenging due to the high weights and long distances involved.
The company will already be able to save 2,100 tonnes of CO2 per annum by using the 59 e-vans on order. This corresponds to the annual CO2 produced by about 100 German households. “We want to reduce our CO2 emissions by two thirds by 2025. As about 80 percent of our CO2 emissions come from diesel vehicles at the moment, the extensive upgrading of our fleet is a top priority for us,” says Ronny Sassen, the Managing Director of Rhenus Home Delivery.
Source: Rhenus Logistics