Global logistics and express company Aramex has added ten new electric vehicles to its fleet in Amman, Jordan. The move is part of the logistics company’s longer-term strategic move to convert the entire fleet to electric vehicles.
In a statement, the company said the move to convert the entire fleet to electric vehicles is to reduce operational greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change.
Raji Hattar, chief sustainability officer at Aramex, said: “Protecting the environment is an integral part of our ‘Delivering Good’ platform, therefore, we are committed to reducing CO2 emissions from our operations by an additional 20% by 2020, over the initial target of 20% of CO2 reduction we achieved in 2016.”
He added: “Where regulations and infrastructure allow, we will be looking to introduce electric vehicles to all of the 72 markets in which we operate.”
The electrical vehicles are provided by Shenzhen-based BYD Company Ltd. and belong to their type T3.
The Amman project is just the beginning
The announcement of the electric van introduction follows the successful construction of the company’s solar farm to generate 1.2 megawatt of power for Amman operations.
Aramex is currently also transforming its Dubai warehouse facility to incorporate similar technology, albeit on a grander scale; once fully operational it will generate over 7 megawatt of solar power. The company is also aiming to introduce similar projects to all its facilities where the regulations permit in the coming years, the statement said.
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