Vattenfall is collaborating with Instabox to help the company deliver fossil-free packages and parcels for a large number of e-commerce businesses.
It is providing the charging infrastructure for Instabox’s fleet of electric vehicles (EVs), operating around 400 charging points on the last-mile delivery company’s terminals in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands by the end of 2022.
Almost 200 chargers are currently in operation in the three countries and an additional 200 are planned to be deployed this year.
Instabox is already fossil-free throughout its logistics chain and runs a large part of its fleet on the fossil-free fuel HVO100.
Leilei Tong, Head of Sustainability at Instabox said: “Electrification of our vehicle fleet is an important part of our sustainability strategy and long term we would like our entire fleet to be electrified.
“The framework agreement with Vattenfall and the company’s Power-as-a-Service solution means that we avoid high investment costs to enable the transition to fossil-free and feel secure in having a partner with the electric power expertise required to install and operate charging infrastructure for a large fleet of electric vehicles.”
Under the Power-as-a-Service offer, Vattenfall takes full responsibility for its client’s electricity needs by owning their networks and managing all compliance, regulatory and environmental issues.
Maria Lindberg, Head of electrified heavy transport at Vattenfall Network Solutions added: “We are pleased that Instabox has chosen Vattenfall and our complete solution Power-as-a-Service for charging infrastructure at its logistics terminals in three countries.
“Vattenfall is responsible for the entire investment for the charging infrastructure which we own and operate. This means that Instabox can focus on their core business of delivering parcels, while we support their switch to electric vehicles.”