DHL Express USA is ordering 45 all-electric delivery trucks from Zenith Motors, a manufacturer of electric shuttle vans, powered by UQM PowerPhase Pro 135 propulsion system.
This purchase is a part of a clean vehicle initiative by DHL to add a variety of clean vehicles to its US fleet this year. According to DHL, this initiative will make their fleet one of the newest and most modern in the industry.
DHL has invested nearly $50 million in their fleet over the last two years, reducing average vehicle age from 6.7 years in 2012 to 3.6 years today.
“Zenith has been greatly anticipating this order with DHL and is excited to have the opportunity to showcase the UQM powered full-electric delivery vehicles,” William Yung, CEO of Zenith Motors, said in a statement. Zenith Motors offers two electric-powered cargo vans.
The UQM PowerPhase Pro 135 provides a peak torque of 340 Nm, peak power of 135 kW and 80 kW of continuous power. UQM also offers the production-ready PowerPhase HD automotive systems for heavier commercial vehicle and electric bus applications. The high efficiency of UQM PowerPhase systems provides higher value to the customer, as well as enables vehicle manufacturers to meet their all-electric range goals and compliance with stricter emissions standards.