Renault will supply DHL with 50 electric vehicles over the next two years.
The global delivery firm will begin receiving its initial vehicles - four Kangoo Z.Es – before the end of the year, with the outstanding 46 set to follow by 2015. The remainder of the order is a mixture of Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE models.
The order is the result of DHL’s attempts to develop the use of electric vehicles as part of its operations. Additional orders will depend on the different potential needs.
François Guionnet [pictured below], Director of Renault Parc Entreprises said: “Renault is particularly proud to take part in this key stage of DHL’s GoGreen Program, which aims to reduce the carbon emissions of DHL by 30% by 2020.”
This fleet order builds on the relationship between Renault and DHL, which has been responsible for managing the logistics of battery shipments to all Z.E. centres and expert sites across France since 2011.
The ZOE can return up to 130 miles on a full charge while the Kangoo Z.E boasts a maximum 106 mile range.
Renault currently holds a 28.5% share of the European electric vehicle market.
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October 11, 2012
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