31 Mar '17, 1pm

European brands adopt electric delivery trucks: Harrods, Hermes

Richard Read Mar 31, 2017 Follow Richard Add to circle In the U.S., electric-car advocates and green energy fans have been dealt some setbacks during recent weeks . In Europe, however, the push toward electrification remains as strong--and trendy--as ever. Delivering on zero emissions In Germany, courier service Hermes (not to be confused with French luxury goods retailer, Hermès) is going electric with a little help from Mercedes-Benz. The process begins next year with a pilot program in Stuttgart and Hermes' hometown, Hamburg. During the pilot, Hermes and Mercedes-Benz will collaborate to find the most efficient, emissions-free means of delivering packages in the "last mile" (that is, the period of transit from a service hub to a final destination). By 2020, Hermes expects to operate a fleet of 1,500 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Vito vans throughout Germany. Mercedes-Benz ...

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