Bolloré Logistics Japan deploys an electric van for delivery services in Tokyo

TOKYO: Bolloré Logistics Japan successfully deployed an electric van (EV) for delivery services in August 2022. With a capacity of 350 kg (maximum laden weight), the EV aims to offer an alternative solution to carry out last mile deliveries for our customers in Tokyo.

Road transport is a major source of carbon emissions in metropolitan Tokyo. To reduce this, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has promoted next-generation vehicles through fuel regulations and emission standards, and the deployment of electric vehicles has been seen as a key measure to support the transition to green transport. .

Registered with the MLIT, the Bolloré Logistics electric vehicle is authorized to be used as a commercial goods transport vehicle. It produces significantly less carbon emissions compared to cars running on petrol or diesel, which helps to preserve the air quality inside the city. Charged by Tokyo’s local power grid, the electric vehicle can reach a full battery in 35 minutes on fast charging and seven hours on normal charging. Its electric motor is also remarkably quiet, reducing noise pollution in the vicinity.

In line with Bolloré Logistics’ CSR program, Powering Sustainable Logistics, Bolloré Logistics Japan will continue to develop feasible green solutions to deploy in its domestic market and work with its customers to achieve a sustainable supply chain.

In January 2022, Bolloré Logistics Japan launched its first Hybrid Truck in collaboration with a key customer in the luxury sector, to reduce global CO2 emissions.