Logistics provider Mober is beefing up its delivery fleet with at least 300 electric vehicles by 2024, chief executive Dennis Ng said Wednesday.
“We’re moving towards zero-emission operations. The initial cost will be tremendous, but the impact to us, our partners and to the consumers will be greater,” he said in a news briefing.
The firm targets to have at least 100 units of e-vehicles by end-2023. It now owns and operates 66 units of e-trucks which are dispatched daily for logistics needs of institutional clients like IKEA, SM Retail and Nestlé Philippines.
Ng said while there was no plan yet to retire their diesel-engine fleet, the move to electrification would pave the way for the company to go all EVs in the future.
Mober unveiled on Wednesday its flagship EV charging hub in Pasay City, showcasing its unwavering dedication to an eco-friendly future as one of the sustainable green logistics in Southeast Asia.
Mober’s network of EV charging units are equipped with the latest OCPP 7kw (kilowatt) chargers, compatible with both type 2 and GB/T standards. These powering Mober’s exclusive EV fleet earmarked for IKEA.
The company invested P2 million for the construction of the charging station, said Ng.
“We strategically opted for this charging capacity as our EV fleet remains dormant during nighttime, allowing optimal charging without overwhelming the grid. This inauguration symbolizes not just a milestone but a beacon of our overarching blueprint for an environmentally-conscious logistic framework,” Ng said.
The company disclosed plans to put up faster-charging 22kw chargers along with a selection of DC chargers in several charging points in Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan.
Ng said the transition to green delivery operations would encourage more companies to embrace sustainable logistics, reinforcing Mober’s role as a game-changer in the sector.