Cycle Carriage Singapore Helps DHL Express Fulfill Sustainability Goals in New Partnership

21 Jan 2022

This marks a significant milestone in Cycle & Carriage’s efforts to roll out its suite of Electric Mobility Solutions that supports the Singapore Green Plan 2030.

SINGAPORE, 21 JAN 2022 – Cycle & Carriage Singapore today announced a new partnership with DHL Express, aimed at helping the world's leading international express service provider ramp up on its sustainability efforts in Singapore by introducing six Citroën ë-Dispatch electric panel vans to their fleet in Singapore.

“We are delighted that Cycle & Carriage Electric Mobility Solutions team can help facilitate the expansion of a more sustainable fleet of delivery vehicles for DHL Express. Such partnerships allow us to play a part in making the world a greener place as well as remain relevant to consumers in a climate where sustainability has become a pertinent aspect of business viability and operational efficiency,” said Dawn Pan, Director of Multi-Franchise Operations, Cycle & Carriage Singapore.

Companies that require consultation on how to kickstart their electric vehicle adoption in Singapore may tap on Cycle & Carriage’s customisable Electric Mobility Solutions services. This includes sale and leasing options, advice on electric charging options, and turn-key logistics services such as pick-up and delivery. For this partnership, Cycle & Carriage has enlisted the services of its partner, Fulco Leasing to supply the Citroën ë-Dispatch electric panel vans to DHL Express Singapore.

Launched in November 2021, the Citroën ë-Dispatch van is powered by an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain as well as intelligent technology that affords greater levels of convenience and environmental friendliness. The vehicle is expected to help DHL Express achieve a substantial reduction in not just carbon emissions but operational costs. Compared to internal combustion engine vehicles, these electric vans can reduce carbon emissions by up to 71%. They also require less maintenance, which will contribute to improved fleet uptime.

“There has been a noticeable change in EV viability in real-world operations since DHL Express Singapore deployed its first electric vehicle in 2019. Battery technology has improved by leaps and bounds and there are more options for commercial fleets now compared to just two years ago. We are excited to tap into the green benefits offered by the Citroën ë-Dispatch to accelerate our GoGreen journey towards zero emissions by 2050. We have a firm target to convert more than 36% of our courier routes to zero tailpipe emission options by the end of this year,” said Christopher Ong, Managing Director, DHL Express Singapore.

With the aim of securing a greener, more sustainable future for Singapore, the Singapore Green Plan 2030 is a 10-year national sustainability movement that maps out clear targets and action plans to help the nation achieve its net-zero emissions goal as soon as possible. Among the initiatives to rein carbon emissions is the Land Transport Authority’s Commercial Vehicle Emissions Scheme (CVES), which incentivizes the ownership of clean vehicles. Under this scheme, owners of zero-emission vehicles like the Citroën ë-Dispatch electric van receive a S$30,000 rebate over three years. This initiative has already been bearing fruit. According to statistics from the Land Transport Authority, the number of electric light goods vehicles in Singapore more than tripled in 2021.

The partnership with DHL Express marks a significant milestone in Cycle & Carriage’s efforts to roll out its suite of Electric Mobility Solutions in Singapore. The automotive company will be proactively seeking opportunities and avenues to continue contributing towards the Singapore Green Plan 2030.

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