TNT is now using nine of these new e-Ducato vans throughout the Netherlands, with four in Amsterdam and three in Rotterdam.
Less fuel, less noise, and better air
The use of these new vans will save fuel, improve air quality in the city centre, and decrease noise pollution. TNT says these new vans will save of up 24,000 litres of diesel and 76 tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions. The e-Ducato vehicles can travel for up to 200 kilometres on a single charge, and can hold 13 cubic meters of goods.
Part of broader European plan
TNT's switch to these new vans is part of an e-mobility project supported by the European Commission, called FREVUE (Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe). The goal of FREVUE is to show businesses, consumers, and governments how electric vehicles can meet the growing need for sustainable urban transport.
Amsterdam driving the changes on the road
To encourage use of these new electric vehicles, TNT has been granted certain privileges, such as exemptions from parking bans, and access to certain areas outside of the standard loading and unloading times. The City of Amsterdam is working hard to maintain its leadership role in electric transport. By the year 2025, it aims to be a zero-emission city, a plan is outlined in the Sustainability Agenda Amsterdam. TNT is one of the world's largest express delivery companies, operating in more than 200 countries around the world. In Europe, they have 550 depots spread across 40 countries.