DHL Supply Chain has recently introduced its first Class 8 electric trucks, currently operational in California.
In the coming weeks, the company plans to expand its fleet by adding 11 more units for deployment across Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and California. The move signifies a notable advancement in the company’s efforts to reduce emissions in the transportation sector.
During a six-month trial led by DHL Supply Chain, a Class 8 electric truck demonstrated an average 50% lower energy consumption compared to its diesel counterpart while performing similar tasks. These electric trucks have a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge, effectively meeting the requirements of various regional haul routes.
Jim Monkmeyer, President of Transportation, DHL Supply Chain said, “Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond reducing our environmental impact. We see electric trucks as a strategic investment that offers numerous advantages for our company and the communities we serve. From improved efficiency and a better driving experience, to reduced air and noise pollution, electric trucks are the future of transportation.”