29 Mar '17, 6am

Hermes to deploy 1500 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Vito electric vans

Hermes to deploy 1500 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Vito electric vans

Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have agreed on a wide-ranging strategic partnership to electrify the courier service’s vehicle fleet. The companies are to start using battery-electric vehicles in the logistics provider’s normal operations in a pilot phase in Stuttgart and Hamburg in early 2018. The focus will be on the economy, sustainability and practicality of emission-free delivery vans when used for the last mile. By the end of 2020, Hermes Germany intends to deploy 1500 Mercedes-Benz Vito and Sprinter electric vans in urban areas across Germany. The partners have set themselves the goal of improving efficiency, productivity and sustainability in parcel deliveries. This has been partially triggered by the rapid growth in online retailing and the resulting challenges for courier-express-parcel (CEP) companies. Another aim is to generate and implement ideas that improve se...

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