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The electrification of road freight marches forward

March 28, 2018


DHL aren’t the only shipping company introducing electric vehicles. In fact, several new developments suggest more and more of our stuff will be moved by electric motor in the not too distant future.

UPS, for example, is deploying stationary energy storage and smart electric vehicle charging at its London depot to allow its entire, city-wide fleet to go all electric. And that’s hot on the heels of news from Business Green that green logistics specialist Gnewt Cargo has installed London’s largest electric vehicle charging site (63 stations) to power its fleet of 100 electric delivery vans. Meanwhile, CNET reports that FedEx just ordered 20 Tesla Semi trucks (btw, ahem, UPS already ordered 125).

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