Ford Professional, Ford Motor Co.’s unit specializing in business prospects, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Deutsche Submit DHL Group to provide the German courier service with 2,000 electrical vans, in addition to entry to E-Telematics software program and charging options.
A minimum of a portion of the order will come within the type of Ford’s E-Transit, the corporate’s latest electrical van launched this yr. Ford stated Monday that a number of the fashions had already been delivered to Deutsche Submit, and are being utilized in international locations similar to Bulgaria, Germany and Mexico.
Ford additionally delivered various specialty automobiles designed with a custom-made field to assist inside metropolis deliveries in Germany.
As well as, the partnership has the potential for Deutsche Submit to entry new Ford Professional know-how early, and work with the automaker to develop future merchandise, each firms stated in a joint assertion.
“Ford Professional and Deutsche Submit DHL Group share the imaginative and prescient of larger sustainability and a dedication to electrified options, and this settlement is a serious step in direction of tens of millions of deliveries being accomplished by electrified automobiles world wide,” Hans Schep, common supervisor of Ford Professional in Europe, stated in a press release.
Ford Professional launched in 2021, and hopes to place extra emphasis on the automaker’s business prospects. Ford CEO Jim Farley stated final yr the brand new standalone unit is “some of the necessary strategic initiatives at Ford in lots of, a few years.