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Rhenus orders electric vans for tough task

[ August 2, 2022   //   ]

Rhenus Home Delivery placed an order for 59 electric vans from several manufacturers in June as part of its goal of having 150 similar vehicles in service by the end of 2023.

The new e-vans will be used across Germany for heavy/bulky business where electrification is particularly challenging because of the high weights and long distances involved.  

Other vehicles are set to gradually follow the 59 e-vans already on order during the next few months.

The company is also adding almost 100 charging points.

Rhenus Home Delivery, which has been using electric vehicles since 2017, says it will save 2,100 tonnes of CO2 per annum and the German Federal Office for Goods Transport is subsidising the purchase.

Managing Director of Rhenus Home Delivery, Ronny Sassen, said:  “We want to reduce our CO2 emissions by two thirds by 2025. As about 80% of our CO2 emissions come from diesel vehicles at the moment, the extensive upgrading of our fleet is a top priority for us.”