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What Value Do Electric Vehicles Bring to Courier Brands?

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Around the world, there has been a growing concern among customers about the carbon footprint of the services they consume. And courier businesses, unfortunately, emit a lot of carbon emissions. However, that is soon about to change because more and more couriers are opting for electric vehicles.

While electric vans are the newest thing in courier business today, they seemed like an improbability only a short while ago. That was because an enormous upfront cost was associated with these vehicles, which made them an unprofitable choice for most businesses. However, in recent years, the costs of electric batteries have drastically decreased. Electric vehicles are also being made of new composite material and going through remodelling, allowing their weight to be decreased. As a result, they have become cheaper and can go around the city the whole day after being charged at night.

Today, electric vehicles have become a smart investment option for courier businesses. This is because, in the long-run, electric vans will use lesser energy compared to those run on fuel. Not only that, but they will also have lower maintenance costs because of fewer components. All in all, the operational costs may be lowered up to 20%.

Today, electric vehicles have become a smart investment option for courier businesses. This is because, in the long-run, electric vans will use lesser energy compared to those run on fuel. Not only that, but they will also have lower maintenance costs because of fewer components. All in all, the operational costs may be lowered up to 20%.

There is still one more reason that electric vehicles rather are preferable to the traditional fuel-run ones. As stated earlier, customers care about sustainability and the environment. Innovative solutions to the dangers posed to the environment by human activities are something that brands can use to build value. It helps them attract modern consumers and retain employees because everyone feels they are contributing to a green earth.

Perhaps that is why all the big names in the courier business have announced some sort of plan of rolling out electric vehicles. UPS had started using electric vehicles as early as 2018. It has entered into a deal with Arrival to purchase 10,000 electric trucks. Amazon has developed its first custom electric vehicle in collaboration with Rivian and plans to roll out 10,000 vehicles by 2022. FedEx in the US was probably earlier than all in getting hybrid and electric vehicles on the road.

By the looks of it, electric vans are the future of courier businesses. With costs continuing to decrease and new models being developed, sooner or later, all couriers will shift to using electric vehicles.

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