Maersk is an integrated container logistics provider. connecting and improving trade to support the expansion and success of their clients. With a committed team of more than 80,000 people working in 130 countries, they aim to go above and beyond to facilitate international trade for the developing world. In order to rethink and modernize their supply chains, they are adopting to switch to electric vehicles and to lead logistics into the future sustainably.
As part of its effort to become net zero by the year 2040, A.P. Moller Maersk is transitioning its road fleet in India to electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions. The foundation of end-to-end logistics is road mobility.
Maersk today has flagged off their first fleet of Electric 3W by Omega Saiki Mobility (OSM) and 4W retrofit EVs by Log9 Materials, as part of their drive to achieve net zero by 2040.
The sophisticated battery technology start-up Log9 Materials in Bangalore has leased the electric vehicles to Maersk. These B2B logistics vehicles will have a lifespan of more than 10 years which will be well-positioned to help reduce their carbon footprint.
According to the corporation, they will roll out electric-powered vehicles throughout Tier I cities in India in the first phase, concentrating on a 100 km radius overall. The middle mile B2B distribution will be for the purpose of deployment. Their electric vehicles will have a 100 km range and a 650 kg payload limit.
The company announced it on Thursday. “Up next will be the EV trailers with a payload of up to 25 metric tonnes,” it added. The electric vehicles will travel between their warehouses and client warehouses or stores under middle mile distribution.
According to the company, its electric vehicles have quick charging capabilities and can reach 100% charge in 45 minutes. The charging stations will be built and installed at all their warehouses. They want to have a sizable fleet of trucks that they would use to serve their customers, and they want to cover 77% of India’s postal codes.
By revealing their electric vehicles today, they are moving closer to decarbonizing their electric vehicle fleet and achieving a bigger goal of reaching net zero by 2040.
By the end of the year, A.P. Moller-Maersk aims to have 50 electric cars in its fleet.