Aramex begins electric vehicles pilot in Saudi Arabia

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Aramex has begun testing new fully electric vehicles (EVs) in its Saudi Arabian fleet. The move is in line with the country’s Vision 2030, which has a strong focus on environmental protection.

Aramex is committed to its long-term strategy to convert its entire fleet into EVs in order to reduce emissions from its fleet.

The EVs in Saudi Arabia have been provided by First Advanced Auto. Aramex will now test them in the last-mile delivery services area.

Raji Hattar, chief sustainability officer at Aramex, said, “We pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainability across the region. Protecting the environment is a top priority and an essential part of our sustainability strategy, therefore, we continuously evaluate all options that contribute to reducing our CO2 emissions.

“We have already succeeded in reducing these emissions by more than 20% by the end of 2016, and we are taking steady steps toward achieving our goal of reducing them by an additional 20% by the end of 2020.”

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