CEVA invests in EV fleet

Source: CEVA Logistics

Marseille, France-headquartered CEVA Logistics, part of the CMA CGM ocean shipping and logistics group, has announced at the transport logistic trade fair being held in Munich this week that it plans to grow its fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) to 1,450 by the end of 2025.

The investment would contribute to its programme, and its commitment, to be net-zero by 2050.

The intention is to operate 1,000 delivery vans, 300 straight trucks and 150 tractor units by the end of 2025, the vehicles to be used across CEVA’s dedicated fleet operations, less-than-truck load (LTL) and last-mile pick-and-delivery operation.

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

CEVA is pursuing what it describes as an ‘asset right’ strategy for its EV fleet. Along with the vehicles of its own employee-driven operating model, CEVA will also facilitate the transitions to EV for some of its dedicated subcontractors.

Within the company’s shared user networks – in which where trucks are not dedicated to a specific customer – CEVA will sell the certified CO2 savings to customers to further support its EV fleet investment.

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

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

“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.

“We believe in the future of EVs, and we’re committed to making that future happen.”

Earlier this year, CEVA Logistics confirmed its intention to transition all its contract logistics and freight warehouses to low-carbon electricity by 2025 (https://www.aircargonews.net/policy/environment/ceva-logistics-tackles-decarbonisation/).

The commitment will require a combination of purchasing low-carbon electricity (renewable and nuclear) from local utility providers and increasing its own production of electricity using rooftop solar panels, which the French logistics company will triple by the end of 2025.

CEVA Logistics offers a broad range of end-to-end, customised solutions in contract logistics and air, ocean, ground and finished vehicle transport in 170 countries worldwide.

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