DHL Partners with Electric Vehicle Maker Arcimoto as Sole Logistics Provider
- DHL Global Forwarding to deliver Fun Utility Vehicles (FUVs) from factory floor to customer homes across the country
- The partnership is part of DHL Global Forwarding’s commitment to promoting sustainable practices and environmental stewardship
Newark, NJ – October 26, 2020 – DHL Global Forwarding, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight specialist, has announced Arcimoto, a leading manufacturer of ultra-efficient three-wheeled everyday electric vehicles, has chosen DHL as their logistics provider to deliver Arcimoto’s Fun Utility Vehicles (FUV) directly to customers’ homes across the United States. The partnership is part of DHL Global Forwarding’s focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship.
“We are very pleased to announce this partnership, leveraging DHL Global Forwarding’s digitized logistics technology to deliver Arcimoto’s highly-efficient electric vehicles, which are making a real impact in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions and air pollution,” said David Goldberg, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, US. “This type of innovation falls squarely in line with DHL’s GoGreen environmental protection program, which aims to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050.”
Built at the Arcimoto Manufacturing Plant in Eugene, Oregon, the ultra-efficient three-wheeled electric FUV is designed for everyday driving, while the Deliverator and the Rapid Responder models provide specialized delivery and emergency response services at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of traditional gas-powered vehicles.
“This partnership represents an incredible milestone for Arcimoto and our direct-to-customer sales model. As we plan for mass production, a seamless delivery solution from our factory is vitally important,” said Arcimoto Founder and CEO, Mark Frohnmayer. “DHL’s best-in-class technology, out-of-the-box-truck thinking, and commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship drive a huge win for Arcimoto adopters, who will benefit from not only from the efficiency and joy of the Fun Utility Vehicle, but also the speed and accessibility of receiving one.”
Using its digital logistics solutions, DHL Global Forwarding will deliver the FUV vehicles directly to consumers’ homes. The program will combine true factory-direct residential delivery with a seamless online user experience to allow tracking from dock to driveway, with tracking numbers informing customers of delivery date targets and shipment updates every step of the way. The distribution program will launch in two phases, initially focusing on the lower 48 U.S. states, with a later expansion slated to include Alaska, Hawaii and international destinations.
As a global logistics leader, DHL has been setting the bar high for years in our industry – and that includes going green. The company’s goal to reduce their own carbon footprint, and to use DHL’s global reach and partners who are committed to sustainability plays an important part in keeping greenhouse gas emissions as low as possible and providing the world with a sustainable transportation system.