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CJ Logistics accelerates its implementation of electric delivery vehicles on site

2021.05.28

CJ Logistics introduces 13 electric delivery vehicles starting May 24.

13 1-ton electric delivery vehicles in place for parcel delivery with 28 new vehicles to be introduced by the end of the year

CJ Logistics delivery drivers can be seen posing in front of the electric delivery vehicles.

▶ CJ Logistics announced on the 24th that it will introduce a total of 13 electric delivery vehicles to the delivery sites in Bundang in Gyeonggi-do, Donghae in Gangwon-do, Changwon in Gyeongnam, Daegu, and Gwangju. CJ Logistics delivery drivers can be seen posing in front of the electric delivery vehicles.

CJ Logistics announced that it will introduce a total of 13 electric delivery vehicles to the delivery sites in Bundang in Gyeonggi-do, Donghae in Gangwon-do, Changwon in Gyeongnam, Daegu, and Gwangju. The company will introduce 15 more by the end of the year, adding up to a total of 28 vehicles this year. Including 4 vehicles in Gunpo (Gyeonggi-do) and Ulsan introduced last year and 2 vehicles in Jeju introduced in 2016, CJ Logistics will be managing a total of 34 electric delivery vehicles this year.

The ones delivered this time are Kia Bongo3 EV, which are capable of driving up to 200km on a single charge and can be fully charged with a 100kW charger in just one hour.

After managing 4 vehicles in Gunpo and Ulsan last year, CJ Logistics decided that, aside from using electric power, these vehicles have the same specifications as general freight vehicles and thus have no trouble delivering parcels in terms of output and mileage.

Preferred by delivery drivers for saving 22% of fuel expenses compared to diesel vehicles, the new electric vehicles will replace the directly managed vehicles first

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Electric delivery vehicles are especially preferred as they have lower fuel expenses than diesel vehicles. For example, diesel vehicles require 1,153 KRW of fuel expenses for every 10km driven, whereas electric delivery vehicles require only 903 KRW, saving about 22%. Fuel expenses will be reduced even more as diesel prices increase.

CJ Logistics plans to first replace the delivery vehicles operated by the directly managed delivery drivers with electric delivery vehicles and expand from there.

“We plan to replace all freight vehicles in operation with green vehicles by 2030,” said an official at CJ Logistics. “We’re going to lead green logistics and implement ESG management by strengthening our plastic upcycling business, with items such as eco-friendly pallets and uniforms.”