DHL Express has partnered with Al Naboodah Automobiles to introduce the all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf for deliveries and collections for the first time in the region.
This is in line with DHL’s latest announcement on the Cubicyle, a cargo bike with a specialised container for clean pick-up and delivery.
The introduction of sustainable solutions into the business are a leg up towards achieving DHL’s zero emissions target by 2050.
The fully customised 134-horsepower electric-Golf car will initially be used for documents’ delivery and collection, specifically throughout areas with a reputation of high volume traffic, such as Dubai International Financial Centre and Downtown Dubai, followed by gradual expansion to remaining UAE regions in the near future.
Running entirely on electrical current with a 100 kW AC electric motor, re-chargeable on standard power supply, it is also the only fully customised commercial vehicle in the UAE with a segregated cargo bay separated from the driver.
With its full adaptation to DHL’s duties, the e-Golf has the capacity to complete a 250km journey operating on just a single charge as-well-as boasting advanced endurance capabilities when exposed to extreme, warm weather climates.
The innovative vehicle also uses a regenerative braking system, allowing the conversion of stored kinetic energy to be used to recharge its batteries.