DHL Express Canada has announced that it will purchase 110 electric vehicles over the next 12 months. The first ten electric vehicles are scheduled to enter service in Montreal later this year.
These will be class 6 medium-duty electric trucks with a range of 290 kilometers and a battery capacity of 252 kWh, the Elektroavtonomiya portal reports. The manufacturer is not named. Class 6 vehicles are categorized as medium-duty trucks in North America and weigh between 19,501 and 26,000 pounds (8,846 and 11,793 tonnes).
DHL plans to add 100 more electric vehicles to its fleet by mid-2023 in various Canadian cities such as Ottawa, Hamilton, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. The total investment of C$15 million also goes in part to develop the charging infrastructure needed for electric vehicles.