The reduction of polluting emissions, noise and congestion of roads is a fundamental aspect that has led car manufacturers and governments to look for alternative fuels as well as the adoption of advanced technologies.
They have gone far, particularly towards what is known as sustainable mobility, which involves protecting the environment and optimizing the quality of life in large cities.
A solution has been the manufacture of electric cars as an alternative to those driven by gasoline, with the aggravation of pollution with nitrogen oxides and solid particles, in addition to noise.
Several companies have joined the fight for the environment by joining sustainable mobility through the incorporation into their distribution chains of fully electric fleets, use of solar energy in their production plants, use of biofuel, production of reusable packaging, among others.
A notable example is Amazon, which has demonstrated its commitment to the environment by creating reusable packaging made from recycled materials. The company expects that by 2030 at least 50% of its shipments will be net zero carbon, which involves a group of scientists, engineers and designers. In addition, it has invested in solar and wind farm networks, biofuel for aircraft and renewable energy.
DHL is another giant that joined the protection of the environment through the launch of a fleet of delivery vehicles “zero emission”. It consists of 63 NGEN-1000 electric delivery cargo vans called StreetScooter and manufactured by Workhorse Group. DHL is committed to making 70% of its deliveries with its “clean” transportation by 2025 and long-term transport -2050- achieving the zero emission limit.
The list of companies linked to sustainable mobility also includes Bimbo, which uses renewable energy and “is responsible for the assembly and design of these vehicles, which are the first 100 percent Mexican electric car.” It is followed by FedEx, with a large fleet of electric delivery vans in its distribution chain. In this same group of electric cargo vehicles, IKEA Shanghai is included, where more than 16,000 units currently move through the streets.
It’s worth mentioning UPS, which uses a prototype electric tricycle used in Portland (Oregon, United States), with an ambitious plan to deploy additional deliveries of electric bicycles or eBike in 2020. The bicycle operates with the combination of the human power and the battery simultaneously.