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Aramex rolls out e-bikes for last-mile deliveries in UAE

The company has been investing in a range of environmentally friendly logistics solutions

Aramex has introduced a fleet of fully electric motorcycles to its last-mile delivery vehicles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This initiative is part of Aramex’s long-term strategic goal to achieve a total fleet of 98% Electric Vehicles (EVs) by 2030, aligned with Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) target that Aramex is committed to. It also underscores the company’s pioneering goal to make a substantial contribution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in last-mile logistics.

The announcement comes as the UAE hosted COP28 climate conference in Dubai last year and recently extended the Year of Sustainability to 2024. It reflects Aramex’s ambitious goals to lower its operational carbon footprint, achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, and become net-zero by 2050.

To achieve these goals, the company has also been investing in a wide range of innovative and environmentally friendly logistics solutions, such as drones and bots for last-mile deliveries.

Fully electric vans

The rollout of e-bikes complements the introduction of fully electric vans to Aramex’s last-mile delivery fleet in the UAE in October last year and in Amman, Jordan, in 2017. Additionally, Aramex has been progressively testing the introduction of EVs in other regional markets, such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“We are thrilled to announce this new initiative, especially as the world reflects on COP28 in Dubai and as we continue to scale up our efforts in embracing electric vehicles for a cleaner and greener tomorrow,” remarked Samer Marei, Vice President–GCC, Aramex.

The e-bikes were introduced after intensive testing of different models and manufacturers, and Aramex finalized the selected model based on its enduring performance and stability, particularly in local weather conditions, the press statement concluded.

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