Over the next two years, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) will be supplying a total of 420 e-Crafter vans to Chronopost, French city logistics company. The Groupe La Poste subsidiary chose the e-Crafter after performing extensive tests. Martin Piechowski, President of Chronopost, and Heinz-Jürgen Löw, member of the brand Board of Management for Sales and Marketing, signed the agreement today in Hannover.
Löw underscored the significance of this order for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: “This is the largest single e-Crafter order by a fleet customer to date, and it is another important step towards sustainable transport solutions for urban centres. We want to thank Chronopost for the trust they are putting in our vehicles for deliveries to customers over the last mile.” The e-Crafter was said to be the key to making the large-scale conversion to zero-emission transporters much more than just a utopian vision. Löw added that the e-Crafter would also have a chance to prove itself in the tough everyday world of city logistics.
Chronopost has been committed to clean urban logistics for many years. Since September 2019 Chronopost has been supplying goods to customers all over Paris with a fleet of 100 per cent alternative vehicles. By June 2020 the service will be extended to more than 18 cities in France.
“The introduction of a fleet of 100 per cent clean vehicles for deliveries to the urban area is a commitment and a strong investment in the future. Electric vehicles such as the e-Crafter that we have chosen, now have sufficient autonomy to be used on a large scale throughout France and to ensure delivery of the last mile, bringing logistics services to cities without disturbing the environment of local residents,” said Martin Piechowski, President of Chronopost.