21.08.2017 - DHL Express extends its City Hub concept in the Netherlands

(dhl) DHL Express has extended its successful City Hub concept for environmentally-friendly inner-city deliveries to The Hague, Netherlands with a new pilot involving electric vehicles. This will also see the first deployment of Deutsche Post DHL Group's highly successful StreetScooter electric delivery van in the global DHL Express delivery network.
The City Hub concept was first launched in March 2017 in Utrecht, Netherlands and Frankfurt, Germany. The successful pilots in these cities linked the DHL Cubicycle - cargo bicycles, which can carry a specialized container with a load of up to 125kg - with a customized trailer carrying up to four containers. A DHL van brings the trailer into the city center, where the containers can be quickly loaded on to Cubicycles for delivery over the last mile. The latest extension of the project in The Hague will see a modified pickup version of a StreetScooter and a Nissan e-NV200 take on the last-mile delivery of up to three containers each. Combined with larger 7.5-tonne trucks that can bring a higher number of 125kg containers into the city center, this will make the overall transportation even more operationally and environmentally efficient.