DHL EX­PRESS CAM­BO­DIA ROLLS OUT COUN­TRY’S FIRST ELEC­TRI­CAL VE­HI­CLE IN PH­NOM PENH SPE­CIAL ECO­NOMIC ZONE

Southeast Asia Globe - - Press Release -

Cam­bo­dia, 1 April 2018: DHL Ex­press, the world's lead­ing in­ter­na­tional ex­press ser­vices provider, has de­ployed the coun­try's first elec­tric ve­hi­cle in the Ph­nom Penh Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone for de­liv­ery and pick-ups within the area.

The e-ve­hi­cle is de­ployed with the aim of reducing pol­lu­tion for first and last mile ser­vices in the road trans­port busi­ness within the Ph­nom Penh Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone and un­der­scores the com­mit­ment that DHL Ex­press Cam­bo­dia has made to en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity.

“The use of al­ter­na­tive trans­porta­tion plays an im­por­tant role towards our Group-wide goal of reducing all lo­gis­tics re­lated emis­sion to zero by year 2050. DHL Ex­press Cam­bo­dia is firmly com­mit­ted to help make this hap­pen. By de­ploy­ing the elec­tric ve­hi­cle, it's a step towards reducing our ve­hi­cle emis­sions and ul­ti­mately reducing our car­bon foot­print,” said Prayag Chi­trakar, Coun­try Man­ager of DHL Ex­press Cam­bo­dia.

In ad­di­tion, DHL Ex­press Cam­bo­dia has also made ad­di­tional con­tri­bu­tions towards a greener en­vi­ron­ment by plant­ing a mini for­est at the out­skirts of Ph­nom Penh City with 1,000 African ma­hogany trees in 2017 un­der the theme of “My Prom­ise to the En­vi­ron­ment”, and 600 trop­i­cal trees in 2015, as part of Deutsche Post DHL Group's en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion pro­gram – GoGreen.

Con­tribut­ing to the Group’s Mis­sion 2050

With its com­mit­ment to fo­cus its ac­tiv­i­ties even more in­ten­sively on emis­sion-neu­tral lo­gis­tics con­cepts, Deutsche Post DHL Group will re­duce net lo­gis­tics-re­lated emis­sions to zero by 2050. To track the progress of this new tar­get, Deutsche Post DHL Group has pledged to will in­crease the car­bon ef­fi­ciency of its own ac­tiv­i­ties and those of its trans­port sub­con­trac­tors by 50 per­cent glob­ally by the year 2025, as com­pared to the 2007 base­line. Ad­di­tion­ally, on a lo­cal level, the Group aims to im­prove the lives of peo­ple right where they live and work us­ing clean trans­port so­lu­tions. Deutsche Post DHL Group will make 70 per­cent of its own first and last mile ser­vices with clean pick-up and de­liv­ery so­lu­tions, such as elec­tric ve­hi­cles.

The use of ve­hi­cles with al­ter­na­tive drives and tech­nolo­gies play an im­por­tant role in this re­gard, which is why DHL is test­ing and im­ple­ment­ing var­i­ous con­cepts world­wide.

In ad­di­tion to new types of drives, other emis­sions-reducing strate­gies such as truck su­per­struc­tures that save fuel and there­fore re­duce emis­sions are be­ing used as well.

These in­clude the aero­dy­namic teardrop trailer, which has a drop-shaped roof to re­duce air re­sis­tance, thereby reducing fuel con­sump­tion by 6% to 10% over con­ven­tional heavy trucks.

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