With green energy being used to power cars of today, Renault will be providing DHL with electric versions of the Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE. A total of 50 vehicles have already been confirmed for this fleet, four units of the Kangoo Z.E. are already on the way to be inducted within the fleet by 2012.
The singing of this new partnership cements the bond between Renault and DHL. The company had already chosen DHL as the forbearer for these electric vehicles when it chose DHL for delivery of battery shipments to ZE delivery centers in and around France.
Though the company has confirmed the order of 50 vehicles, it said that they would like to boost the fleet in the near future depending on the needs of their logistics and transportation segment.
Renault cars are light and zippy and their passenger cars are top of the line where technology and carbon efficient engines are concerned. Through its partnership with Nissan, Renault is looking to transform the world with zero emission vehicles for transportation.
Auto news release: Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE to join the DHL Express France fleet by 2015
Renault will supply DHL France with a fleet of electric vehicles by 2015. A total 50 vehicles have already been confirmed. The first four which are Kangoo Z.E., will be delivered by the end of 2012. Renault already chose DHL in 2011 to manage the logistics of battery shipments to all Z.E. centres and expert sites across France. The new partnership signed today strengthens the cooperation between Renault and DHL in the development of electric vehicles in France.
DHL, the global leader in transport and logistics, chose Renault to help it develop the use of electric vehicles as part of its activities. DHL has already confirmed an order of 50 vehicles, comprising both Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE, to be delivered between now and 2015. Additional orders will depend on the different potential needs.
François Guionnet, director of Renault Parc Entreprises said: “Renault is particularly proud to take part in this key stage of DHL’s GoGreen Program, which aims to reduce the carbon emissions of DHL by 30% by 2020.”
The Renault group, present in 118 countries, designs, develops, manufactures and sells passenger cars and light commercial vehicles under the Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors brands. To meet the new challenges facing the automotive industry, both environmental and economic, Renault is implementing a two-pronged strategy: improvements to existing technologies with new generations of carbon-efficient engines, and the breakthrough “Zero Emission” programme. Renault launched a zero-emission range in 2011 with Fluence ZE and Kangoo ZE, followed in 2012 by Twizy, an innovative urban quadricyle, and ZOE, which arrives on the market this autumn. This range makes innovation affordable to the greatest number. With its partner Nissan, Renault is targeting world leadership in the mass marketing of zero-emission vehicles.
DHL is the global leader in transport and logistics and “the global transport and logistics group”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories, and 275,000 employees worldwide offer customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than €53 billion in 2011.
A few figures:
Renault is leader on the electric vehicle market with market share of 28.5 % in Europe
Launched in October 2011
5,249 vehicles sold since launch at end-September
First electric vehicle sold on the French market
Spearheading the Renault Z.E. range
First ZE supermini available to everybody