PowerFlex, an electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions provider, completed installing 415 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for DHL Express, a provider of international express shipping services. The chargers utilize PowerFlex X, an energy management software that monitors and reports on charging activities, allowing DHL to optimize its EVSE around daily delivery operations and support its green logistics plan.
“Fleet electrification is one of the many strategies we’ve deployed to reduce our carbon footprint as we work toward our goal of zero emissions,” said Laurice Bancroft, DHL Senior Vice President of Network Operations. “We selected PowerFlex to complete our EV charging stations because of their deep industry experience that helped us find a creative solution to meet our EV fleet charging needs. We look forward to scaling up our EV fleet and ensuring reliable, eco-friendly deliveries to our customers.”
The Level 2 charging stations are equipped with Adaptive Load Management (ALM), an energy management software that will balance DHL’s entire network of chargers to reduce spikes in energy demand and prevent overtaxing the existing electricity grid.
This technology also allowed DHL to install twice as many chargers in comparison to unmanaged charging solutions with similar power limits and onsite utility infrastructures, which supports future expansion plans and guarantees a supply of backup charges if necessary.
“DHL is taking a thoughtful approach to adopt new ‘fueling’ for its business needs and exploring the possibilities offered by in-house EV charging,” said Raphael Declercq, CEO of PowerFlex. “PowerFlex’s team understands the critical importance of ensuring that last-mile delivery vans are fully charged to support on-time deliveries while meeting DHL’s fleet sustainability goals.”