Australia, Electric Vehicles, Renewables

DHL introduces electric vehicles for Australian fleet

DHL continues its decarbonisation efforts for its Australian transport fleet by introducing additional electric vehicles.

The company has incorporated two Terberg YT200EV electric yard tractors into its truck fleet and is actively supporting Australian electric vehicle manufacturing by introducing its first SEA Electric light-duty truck to its last-mile fleet.

DHL’s Terberg tractors will operate 24 hours a day, facilitating the maneuvering of consumer product trailers into position at customer sites. These units replace two diesel-engine tractors, resulting in a reduction of CO₂ emissions from trailer towing at this site.

The Terberg YT200EV features a Next Generation, cobalt-free lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery and a 240kW traction motor capable of towing up to 88 tonnes.

The SEA Electric 300-85 EV light-duty truck has a proven Japanese-built chassis and cabin, which is assembled in Australia with an Australian-designed electric driveline.

According to DHL Supply Chain Senior Vice President of Transport Bill Rolfe, introducing these vehicles is an important step for the company’s renewable ambition.

“Guided by the division’s Green Transport Policy, we are modernising our fleet within our supply chain and aiming for a better and cleaner way to do things,” Rolfe said.

“While we are committed to providing reliable services for our customers, we are monitoring the industry for sustainability breakthroughs and communicating with our global counterparts to identify and roll out the latest in proven green technologies.”

“When it comes to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but we understand that every gram of GHG emissions and every litre of fossil fuel burnt counts and are acting accordingly.”

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