DHL is making the headlines with ABB FIA Formula E World Championship that goes live in India for the first time this weekend. The official founding and logistics partner for the all-electric racing series is all set to showcase a positive sustainable future in the vibrant city of Hyderabad.
Through its partnership with the world’s first all-electric motorsport, DHL provides state-of-the-art sustainable logistics, incorporating tailored multimodal transport, including both road and sea freight, that maximises efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions. Through using biofuels for all road and sea freight, DHL will travel the expected 89,100 kms in Season 9 of the championship, moving approximately 415 tonnes of valuable freight per race, including race cars, batteries, charging units, broadcast equipment, and marketing and hospitality equipment.
In the build-up to the inaugural Formula E race in Hyderabad, DHL conducted a clean-up drive near the city’s iconic Hussain Sagar Lake. Additionally, DHL will also be setting up an activation booth at the Allianz Fan Village, where visitors can immerse themselves in an interactive experience through virtual reality and exciting interactive games. DHL will also launch a digital campaign that showcases its commitment to supporting Formula E and promoting sustainability.
“We are leading the race towards a sustainable future, delivering results for our customers and the planet,” said R S Subramanian, SVP– South Asia at DHL Express. “As the world’s premier logistics provider, we are driven by our commitment to innovation and sustainability. Our efficient, eco-friendly transportation of several critical parts for Formula E is just one example of how we put these values into action.”
“At DHL, we are proud to be a Founding Partner of Formula E, supporting its vision to raise awareness of e-mobility and drive the transition towards smart cities and low-carbon lifestyles. From transporting the series to engaging with fans, we are dedicated to making this exciting sport accessible to all in India. Just like on the tracks, our behind-the-scenes work at Formula E is powered by speed, precision, and cutting-edge technology,” added Subramanian.
DHL’s partnership with Formula E goes beyond logistics. Both DHL and Formula E continue to reflect their common values through the “Together Green” platform to inspire and engage a global audience on sustainability and give back to the local community.
As a green logistics pioneer, in 2008, DHL became the first logistics company to commit to a measurable carbon efficiency target, pledging to improve carbon efficiency by 30% (versus 2007) by the year 2021. This goal was achieved four years ahead of schedule, in 2016. Meanwhile in March 2017, DHL announced a commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Following that, in 2021, DPDHL Group made a big commitment to invest 7 billion euros in clean operations and climate-neutral logistics by 2030. The funds, will for example, be used to electrify 60% of the company’s last-mile fleet by 2030.