METRO Germany supporting e-mobility in logistics
METRO AG has embraced the sCore strategy, aiming to significantly bolster the Food Service Distribution (FSD) sector as a major growth driver within its multichannel business model. The company aims to triple FSD sales across its entire group by 2030.
As part of its commitment to environmentally friendly practices, METRO Germany has taken an important step by forming a partnership with Volta Trucks, a provider of fully electric commercial vehicles. This collaboration will result in the gradual introduction of all-electric Volta Zeros into METRO Germany’s operations, starting in August 2023, initially in North Rhine-Westphalia, and later expanding to Bavaria and Berlin.
By implementing the Volta Zero, which is specifically designed for urban environments, METRO Germany seeks to develop a more sustainable truck fleet and contribute to eco-conscious mobility and reduced emissions. The deployment of e-trucks will facilitate the expansion of METRO Germany’s delivery fleet while prioritizing sustainability. Furthermore, electric vehicles are already in use for transport and delivery logistics in five other METRO countries, namely France, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, and Austria.
Since 2021, METRO has maintained a global objective to consistently reduce its carbon footprint and achieve complete climate neutrality in its business operations by 2040. Key components of this endeavor include the company’s internal transportation and FSD operations.
METRO places great emphasis on efficient route planning and, in particular, drive systems. While there are ongoing efforts to optimize combustion engines, the future will undoubtedly be characterized by alternative propulsion methods.
To realize its climate protection goals throughout the group, METRO will invest over 1 billion euros. This investment will not only promote electric mobility but also fund comprehensive measures to enhance the energy efficiency, phase out fossil heating, expand the use of renewable energy sources, and transition to natural refrigerants for cooling purposes.