Fortigo Freight Services in Canada will also test the Tesla Semi.
Volkswagen is content being a "second mover, who would rather check a couple of times more whether the standards are right."
Growth in automotive outsourcing set the stage for DHL to produce its own electric trucks.
What started as a project could upset the delivery industry.
The future of package delivery is here. DHL just finished a 3 month test trial with its Parcelcopter.
Delivery companies like FedEx and UPS espouse the virtues of lithium ion batteries, but only when the packs are inside hybrid or electric vehicles. Delivering li-ion batteries is another story.
DHL's Global Forwarding division has joined the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership. SmartWay is a collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry that was created back in 2004 with the aim of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
Delivery services like DHL are very efficient operations that get your package from point A to point B at the lowest possible cost, but the company's mega-fleet spews CO2 by the truckload. In the Asia Pacific region, DHL has started Gogreen Express to give environmentally conscious shippers the ability to choose carbon-neutral package delivery. Using Gogreen Express is as simple as paying an additional three percent fee on top of the cost of the overall bill. DHL then invests the money into gree