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CEVA Logistics announces grand EV fleet growth plans

CEVA Logistics has announced in Munich its massive electric vehicle expansion plans to revolutionise the logistics landscape

Logistics giant CEVA Logistics has released its growth strategy that centres around expanding its electric vehicle ground fleet to 1,450 by 2025.

CEVA Logistics announced during the 2023 Transport Logistic show in Munich that the company plans to grow its fleet of electric vehicles to 1,450 by the end of 2025 as the next step in its commitment to reaching net zero by 2050.

 

The major sustainability commitment includes 1,000 delivery vans, 300 straight trucks and 150 tractor units deployed across CEVA’s dedicated fleet operations, LTL and last mile pick and delivery operations — as well as for special projects like the recently launched European Clean Transport Network.

The expanded EV fleet would reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by an estimated 67,000 tons per year—the equivalent of 30,000 round trips by a truck between Paris and Munich.

CEVA identified electric battery trucks as the most promising technology to replace fossil fuels and initiated its transition to electric vehicles several years ago.

This decision permitted the company to build up its experience operating more than 200 EV vans through its Colis Privé subsidiary and more than 20 EV trucks across all continents.

CEVA is also expanding its EV fleet in Thailand in 2023 to support sporting goods retailer Decathlon. The two companies began working together in Thailand since 2021 for nationwide ground distribution.

After beginning with only one electric van, the fleet is now three electric vans and two EVO G9 electric straight trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 33,000 pounds. Two more G9 trucks are expected to join the fleet in 2023.

“An EV fleet of this size is a significant, tangible step in our journey towards a more sustainable future,” CEVA Logistics global ground leader Xavier Bour says.

“This major investment is enabled by the expertise of our Ground & Rail teams, as well as the commitment of the CMA CGM Group and of our customers. This decision exemplifies both our relentless focus on finding better ways to transport our customers’ goods and the desire of our CEVA colleagues to reduce emissions across our logistics operations.

“Change can be difficult sometimes, but innovating and learning are fun and benefit our planet, while also motivating our teams. We believe in the future of EVs and we’re committed to making that future happen.”

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