Sun power

DHL Express is continuing to make smart investments to meet its ambitious goals for emissions reduction and climate protection

This year, the company is installing solar panel units on trucks within its U.S. pickup and delivery fleet, reducing fuel consumption in markets throughout the country.

Equipping 67 of DHL Express’ medium and heavy-duty trucks with the innovative TRAILAR solar technology is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 1,000 KG per year for each vehicle, also lowering both fuel and maintenance costs. The solar system generates electricity from sunlight, and will be used to charge the battery, power lift gates and other ancillary equipment. This reduces the load on the alternator and, as a result, fuel consumption.