Wednesday, 15th January 2020: Aramex (DFM: ARMX), a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has started testing fully electric vehicles within its fleet in the Saudi market. This step comes in line with the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, where environmental protection is one of its main objectives.
The company is committed to moving forward with its long-term strategy to convert its entire fleet into electric vehicles where possible, in order to reduce CO2 emissions from its operations and reduce its negative impact on the environment. First Advanced Auto, the sole authorised dealer of BYD cars in KSA, provided Aramex with a fully electric vehicle to be tested in the last mile delivery services.
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 towards achieving our goal of reducing them by an additional 20% by the end of 2020”.
In 2017, Aramex successfully introduced ten fully electric vehicles to its fleet in Amman, Jordan.