TNT unveils China’s first fully electric delivery fleet

TNT recently unveiled the express industry’s first full electric vehicle fleet in China. The introduction of an initial number of fi ve electric delivery vehicles further bolsters the company’s eff orts in reducing its carbon emissions. "TNT is committed to sustainable development of our industry across the globe. I am very proud that TNT is […]


TNT recently unveiled the express industry’s first full electric vehicle fleet in China. The introduction of an initial number of fi ve electric delivery vehicles further bolsters the company’s eff orts in reducing its carbon emissions. "TNT is committed to sustainable development of our industry across the globe. I am very proud that TNT is taking actions to lead the introduction of zero-emission delivery vehicles in China," said Peter Bakker, CEO of TNT. "With China being one of our most important markets, today’s electric delivery vehicle launch is a meaningful step towards our commitment to a sustainable future."

TNT’s global objective is to improve its CO2 efficiency by 45 per cent by 2020. "As a company vision, TNT aims to contribute to a low carbon emission express industry through our daily operations," added Bakker. Produced by Dongfeng Motor, one of China’s leading automobile manufacturers, TNT’s Chinese electric vehicle fleet is locally designed, manufactured and assembled. After a successful three-month trial operation, the electric delivery fleet is now fully operational in Shanghai.

Designed to meet the distinct operational requirements of the express industry, these zero-emissions vehicles are powered by lithium batteries and feature high-tech monitoring systems that record power consumption data during operation, allowing for continuous optimisation for delivery routes. The vehicles require only two-and-a-half hours to be fully charged and can travel more than 120 kilometres on a full charge.