The goods delivery industry is rapidly growing thanks to globalisation and e-commerce. According to research the market for electric trucks and vans will reach $480B by 2028. Electrification has become a major focus for local and national governments, as well as other regulations and incentives, in the face of an increasing public concern about carbon dioxide emissions and it’s negative consequences.
Delivery vans are playing an important role in the distribution of goods, products and services, adding up to 20 tons of carbon emissions to the atmosphere every year. However, nowadays a growing number of delivery companies are implementing electric delivery vehicles to clean up city air and reduce transpiration pollution. Big delivery corporations including UPS, FedEx and DHL have placed orders for Tesla all electric Semis and already use Workhorse electric vans. Recently FedEx ordered 1,000 Chanje electric delivery vans for use in California. “Each will save 2,000 gallons of fuel every year while keeping 20 tons of carbon emissions out of the atmosphere”.
DHL is taking a further step toward cleaning up the urban air with the help of Streetscooter electric delivery vans, which are equipped with special particulate filter that can suck-up, brake and tire dust, making the first ‘emission neutral’ electric vehicle.