New fully electric trucks join DHL’s UK fleet

Amy Clifford

DHL progress ‘Go Green’ agenda with four new all electric trucks.

As DHL Freight’s UK Sales Partner, news of four shiny, all electric, zero-emissions trucks joining their UK fleet is news to our ears. And as one of the biggest names in our supplier network, this is a great addition to our Sustainable Freight Network.

Directly replacing outgoing diesel units, these greener, cleaner trucks are now available to our customers. 

Powered by Volvo’s largest 540kWh battery, these 40 tonne tractor units can certainly stand up to the job of a more traditional freight lorry, producing 666hp .

Early driver feedback has been very positive with many drivers giving it the thumbs up for acceleration and hill performance.

Here’s what Saul Resnick, CEO DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland, DHL Supply Chain said:

“The size and capability of these trucks make them a truly viable alternative to diesel as they fully meet our needs and those of our customers.

Following our introduction of the UK’s first 16-tonne rigid electric truck in late 2020, we’re proud to continue to lead the way in electric commercial transport.”

With a range of 180 miles (300km) the new electric trucks can deliver across the UK and is certainly a step towards achieving their ambitious Go Green agenda.

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Vehicle Types:

Vans: Short wheel-based, Long wheel-based, Extra- long wheel based

Luton vans: Curtainsider, Box, Tail lift, Flatbed

7.5 Tonnes – 18 Tonnes: Curtainsider, Flatbed Box, Rigids, Tail lift, HIAB, Moffett

Artics (44 Tonnes): Box, Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett, Curtainsider

Rigids: Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett

Specialised Vehicles/Trailers: Sliding Roof, Low Loader, Stepframe, Double Decker, Mega, Beavertail, Extendable Flatbed, Super mega Flatbed, Wafer Deck, Container Self-loading, Skeleton, Racked / Open floor trailer, Tanker, Silo, Swap Body, Jumbo (Wagon & Drag), Walking floor, Coil well, Stanchion, Hanging Garment, Frigo

We have access to an extensive network that offers a wide range of vehicle types. If you need something in particular, please do not hesitate to contact us.