GLS extends emission-free delivery in Leipzig

GLS extends emission-free delivery in Leipzig-extends

According to Dusseldorf and Mannheim, GLS went another step in Puncto sustainable delivery in May 2020. For Hamburg, the parcel service provider has taken over eight brand new e-sprinter of Mercedes-Benz. And used. After that followed Karlsruhe. Meanwhile, GLS has chosen with Leipzig to supply the local urban area with up to two thirds of ovists.

For this purpose, the parcel service provider relies on ten factory-new Esprinters of Mercedes-Benz. These complement the fleet of eleven Ebikes and two Evans. The vehicles start in the GLS City Depot and supplies from there from the Leipzig urban area. In the micro-hub Leipzig are every day. 4.500 packages for delivery in the Greater Leipzig processed. There are currently 24 transporters and 11 load wheels in use. Replace the new Esprinters 1: 1 conventionally powered transporters, so that half of them are on the move free of emission. Marc Baumgarte, Region Manager East at GLS Germany, arranges the whole thing as follows: “Our goal is to occupy the remaining tours by the end of our fiscal year in the coming spring as well as ef vehicles.”

Among other things, the climate estate is decisive, which the city of Leipzig 2019 has already proclaimed. Since then, there are numerous approaches to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions in the city and reduce in the spirit of sustainable development by 2050 to 2.5 tonnes per inhabitant and year. “Star car is firmly rooted in the region, we see ourselves as a Leipzig institution on the vehicle market and help reduce CO2 emissions in our hometown,” says Mirko Reese, Center Leader Leipzig & Sales Manager Commercial Vehicles. “We are particularly pleased that the Esprinters passed to PES-Leipzig GmbH in the service of GLS will be used here in our immediate vicinity. We want to advance electromobility, both for commercial and private use.”

The parcel service provider shows in the context of the announcement of the electrification of the location that you have already gone in the end of 2017 first steps towards e-mobility. At that time, the first eBike went to test operation. Since then, the fleet will be continuously expanded. GLS is currently focusing on making more and more of the innocent cities, which are usually particularly striking, to completely climate-neutral delivery and pick-up tours. Since the start of the Climate Protect program on 1. October 2019 is the parcel delivery of GLS Germany to 100 percent CO2-neutral.

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