DHL deploys 50 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans in Milan and Rome
Deliveries of the all-electric vehicles have now begun, following the collaboration framework agreement signed by Nissan Italia and DHL Express for zero emission operations last July. With these vans, DHL confirms its commitment to becoming the industry’s top “green” company, by choosing Nissan, the brand with more electric vehicles on the road than any other. The e-NV200 was launched in 2014 and shares much of its technology with the Nissan LEAF, the best-selling electric car globally and in Europe.
“The start of deliveries of the first e-NV200s, which will be used for dispatches and deliveries starting from the major Italian cities of Milan and Rome, is a further demonstration of Nissan’s commitment to spreading use of electric mobility throughout Italy,” commented Bruno Mattucci, Managing Director of Nissan Italia. Florence, Verona, Bologna, Naples, Salerno, Bari and Catania will join Rome and Milan in introducing e-NV200 to the fleets there.
“Use of these innovative zero-impact vans is another part of the global GoGreen program designed by Deutsche Post DHL to lower the Group’s worldwide CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020. Moreover, the Nissan Vehicles help us to implement a sustainable City Logistics strategy, as they are also particularly well suited to making deliveries in historic centers,” said Alberto Nobis, Managing Director of DHL Express Italia.
The e-NV200 has been tested by many organizations and fleets globally and has now satisfied even the service demands of DHL Express in Italy. In a simulated daily use in the area of Rome, the Nissan van completed 45 deliveries and made 25 collections, entirely in line with the daily workload of a traditional vehicle, travelling approximately 120 km, well within the vehicles 170km official range. Research shows that 70% of European van operators average less than 100 km per day, while 35% never exceed 120 km.