Corporates pile in electric vehicles
Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to operate 70% of its first- and last-mile services with clean pick-up and delivery solutions by 2025. And Ingka Group (formerly Ikea) has committed to 100% zero emission last-mile deliveries by 2025, starting with the cities Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Shanghai by 2020, according to the Business Driving Demand for Electric Vehicles report from The Climate Group.
Deutsche Post DHL is, of course, behind the German StreetScooter specialist electric delivery vehicle which the company says brings up to 70% in fuel savings and cuts as much as 80% off maintenance and repair costs. And Deutsche Post DHL has already deployed more than 6,200 chargers for its electric vehicles.
Ingka has demonstrated that making no changes to its fleet would be more expensive than making the transition to electric vehicles, says the report. If Ikea Amsterdam is not 100% electric by 2025, for example, Ingka will lose direct access to more than 390,000 households and US$30.2m revenue per year, due to expected future limits on vehicle emissions in Amsterdam’s city centre.