OSLO/ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH, UK: DB Schenker has opened a distribution hub in Oslo using only electric-powered vehicles for last-mile delivery as a precursor to doing the same for all major Norwegian cities by the end of 2021.
The company is adding 25 more electric trucks and vans to its network this Spring for a total of 42 plus five electric bicycles to reduce its Norway emissions footprint by 1,500 tonnes annually.
The fleet is part of Schenker's global target of 100 percent emission-free city distribution operations by 2030.
In a related move, CEVA Logistics, part of the CMA CGM Group says it will replace its 220 company cars in the UK with electric-powered vehicles by 2025, with more than half by next year.
The decision is prompted by new UK government regulations that stipulate no new petrol or diesel cars will be sold in the country after 2030.
CEVA says its UK car drivers create an annual carbon footprint of 380 tonnes of CO2 that will be reduced to 118 tonnes when the switch to electricity is complete.
With company-managed sites using 100 percent renewable energy for charging cars, managing director U.K. and Ireland Chris Walton added: “We are all committed to the future of the planet, and we wanted to make an active contribution that would have real benefits for all concerned.”
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