Logistics Middle East

Aramex begins fully electric vehicle pilot in KSA

Logistics giant moves forward in its sustainabi­lity pledge


Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehens­ive logisticsa­nd transporta­tion solutions, has started testing fully electric vehicles within its fleet in the Saudi market. This step comes in line with the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, where environmen­tal protection is one of its main objectives.

The company is committed to moving forward with its long-term strategy to convert its entire fleet into electric vehicles where possible, in order to reduce CO2 emissions from its operations and reduce its negative impact on the environmen­t. First Advanced Auto, the sole authorised dealer of BYD cars in KSA, provided Aramex with a fully electric vehicle to be tested in the last mile delivery services.

Raji Hattar, chief sustainabi­lity officer at Aramex, said:

“We pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainabi­lity across the region. Protecting the environmen­t is a top priority and an essential part of our sustainabi­lity strategy, therefore, we continuous­ly evaluate all options that contribute to reducing our CO2 emissions. We have already succeeded in reducing these emissions by more than 20% by the end of 2016, and we are taking steady steps towards achieving our goal of reducing them by an additional 20% by the end of 2020”.

In 2017 Aramex successful­ly introduced ten fully electric vehicles to its fleet in Amman, Jordan.

 ??  ?? Aramex is testing electric vehicles in KSA, including in the city of Jeddah (pictured).
Aramex is testing electric vehicles in KSA, including in the city of Jeddah (pictured).

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