Electrifying logistics on the last mile
DHL electrifies its fleet for the last mile of delivery. Whilst this is far more sustainable than combustion-engine-powered delivery, it also requires a reliable charging infrastructure.

Logistics providers are adopting e-mobility

Electric vehicles are playing an increasingly important role in the logistics sector. Last-mile delivery services are transitioning from conventionally-powered fleets to electric vehicles to enable a more sustainable delivery. The relatively low volume and weight of consignments shipped by last-mile services allow for highly standardized processes. Thus, the sorting of shipments is largely automated. This automation ensures a reliable, quick and efficient delivery right to doorsteps all over the world.

No outages with XENON charge

However, this high degree of automation also relies on uninterrupted operation of sorting machines. Consequently, charging infrastructure can only be installed if it does not interfere with the operation of the sorting machines. This is guaranteed by the constant overload protection of XENON charge. As the load management runs locally, it is robust to any network outages and benefits from low latency. It reacts to the current load at the grid connection point in real time. It considers the current load of the building and dynamically adjusts the load allocated to the charging stations. This prevents any interference from the charging infrastructure to the operative business.

Added benefits

But XENON charge does not only ensure business continuity with its overload protection. The dynamic load management also lowers recurring grid tariffs due to lowered peak loads. The lower peaks also mean that more charging stations can be operated on existing infrastructure and expensive expansion of the grid connection can be avoided.

DHL is the world's leading brand for logistics. As a "family of divisions," the DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean freight transport to industrial supply chain management.
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