Top Delivery Services (TDS) made a major commitment to emission-free city distribution with the purchase of 10 BYD ETM6 pure-electric trucks in collaboration with Bluekens EV, strategic partner and BYD truck dealer for the Netherlands. The vehicles will be used specifically for eco-friendly zero-emission delivery services of IKEA in Amsterdam.
“TDS has already done a lot in the field of electric transport. This is an exciting development as we instantly become one of the major players in the market for emission-free distribution, said René Wissink, Director of TDS. “The collaboration with strategic partner Bluekens EV is indispensable in this regard.”
In the search for a solution for IKEA, TDS got in touch with Bluekens EV, a BYD electric truck dealer and experts in emission-free city logistics and fleet management solutions.
“TDS would not have been able to take this step without Bluekens EV, being such a major name in the transport world,” Wissink said. “The organization has enormous expertise in the field of electric transport and we have the assurance of aftersales and maintenance, all of which gives us a lot of confidence.”
As well as this knowledge, Bluekens EV also offered TDS the advantage of a 360-degree sales and aftersales service plan. This is enhanced further with a range of added value services including charging infrastructure, fleet management and complete leasing solutions.
A multitude of innovative features inherent to the BYD ETM6 electric trucks make them the ideal zero-emission vehicles to fulfil environmental goals, while also being very safe, quiet and practical for operating in high density city centers. Powered by BYD Iron-Phosphate Battery technology, the BYD ETM6 zero-emission electric truck offers the longest driving range, 125 miles with a full load, in the market in its 7.5 ton category, as well as extended battery life and high levels of safety.
BYD ETM6 is perfect for emission-free city logistics,” said Gert-Jan Jonker, General Manager, Bluekens EV. “Compared to most electric trucks, this model drives smoothly, has a long range for everyday use, and fast charging technology.”
Mahmut Mobassit, Electric Truck Director, BYD Europe B.V., said: “We are proud that BYD electric trucks have been selected by such a well-known name as TDS and also for the role they will play in providing such an important zero-emission delivery service for IKEA in Amsterdam. Quiet, clean and safe, our BYD ETM6 embraces a new era in electric powered commercial transportation, without compromising on performance, efficiency and practicality. Together with our partner in the Netherlands, Bluekens EV, we are pleased to support TDS with a comprehensive aftersales service and fleet management solution to continually elevate operating efficiencies, in the knowledge that our electric rucks are being sympathetic to the environment.”