Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD has signed a partnership agreement with Dubai-based courier Aramex to begin electrifying its fleet at key depots. The sustainability efforts have already begun in the Jordanian capital, Amman, with an initial adoption of 10 BYD pure electric T3 vans.
The T3 is powered by BYD’s proprietary battery pack, producing a maximum torque of 310Nm. Its 3.5m³ (124ft³) rear cargo area is manufactured using an advanced process for multi-purpose vehicles. In addition, T3 vans can reduce operational costs by 60% compared to fossil fuel courier service vehicles of the same class.
Apart from the T3, BYD has also launched larger electric models for courier services including T5 and T7, to meet more demanding transportation needs.
AD Huang, BYD general manager of the Middle East and Africa auto sales division, said, “New energy electric vehicles reduce both noise and air pollution while lowering costs for businesses. That explains their rising popularity and unstoppable drumbeat around the world.”
Raji Hattar, chief sustainability officer at Aramex, added, “Both Aramex and BYD are striving to promote green and sustainable development – to develop green transportation and provide green products and services. The official operation of the T3 fleet is also the best example of what we can do to deliver on our commitment to energy saving and emission reduction.”