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DHL delivered 40 fully electric racing cars to New York City for the ePrix races that took place over the weekend.

The FIA Formula E Championship uses electric-powered cars only. As the Championship’s logistics partner, DHL transported lithium-ion batteries, charging stations, track infrastructure and equipment in addition to the cars themselves.

DHL sponsors ePrix Championship
Credit: Business Wire

New York City was the second-to-last stop of the 2016/2017 season, which has so far spanned nine countries on five different continents. DHL, promoting sustainable innovation, sought to minimise the carbon footprint of the event by limiting the use of air transport and using rail, road and ocean freight instead.

DHL’s current goal is to reduce all emissions related to its logistics operations to net zero by 2050. In order to achieve this, the company is upping the use of clean transport solutions such as e-vehicles and bikes, which should account for 70% of its first and last mile delivery services by 2025.

In 2007, DHL was the first company in its industry to set a target for carbon efficiency, achieving 30% improvement in 2016—several years earlier than planned.

(Source: Business Wire)

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