Bolloré Logistics officially deployed a fleet of zero-emission electric vans, marking the next milestone of the company’s pursuit of sustainable supply chain solutions after the launch of Singapore’s first hybrid shuttle in 2015. These vans are used for delivering products to iconic retail stores in downtown Singapore, serving fashion and luxury customers for their day-to-day last mile deliveries and e-commerce services across the island.
The vans are charged daily via charging stations that are soon to be powered by solar energy, making these deliveries truly zero emission. “Electric vehicle charged through Singapore power grid is already achieving a positive 75% reduction in GHG emissions. Leveraging on renewable energies will bring us even further, reflecting our commitment to bring about sustainable solutions to the logistics industry”, explains Mathilde Dumoulin, Sustainability Manager for Bolloré Logistics Singapore.
The electric vehicles will cover more than 90,000 kilometres per year, saving up to 17 tons of CO2 – the equivalent of 6,321 litres of diesel consumed. Electric technology promises the elimination of fine particles emissions and noise pollution for drivers and city habitants. Moreover, they are equipped with state-of-the-art Internet of Things (IoT) and security systems, such as real-time tracking, driving behaviour monitoring & electronic proof-of-delivery (EPOD).
“In the spirit of our CSR Program, ‘Powering Sustainable Logistics’, we are proud to propose alternative, greener and smarter solutions to our customers. We still have a long way ahead in the sustainability journey, but are committed to improve step-by-step through the use of innovative technologies and partnerships with our stakeholders to make this possible.” Frederic Marcerou, Managing Director of Bolloré Logistics Singapore.
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