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FILIPINO tech-logistics startup Mober has partnered with Swiss coffee brand Nespresso to decarbonize its on-ground delivery by switching to electric vehicles (EVs).
It has been delivering Nespresso products from its warehouse to Metro Manila stores, demonstrating both companies' commitment to sustainability and focus on cutting carbon footprint in delivery.
"We aim to catalyze a transition to zero-emissions mid- and last-mile delivery in the Philippines. By switching to EVs, Nespresso is set to eliminate hundreds of tons of CO2 emissions yearly," said Dennis Ng, chief executive officer and founder of Mober.
The Department of Energy projects that EVs would comprise 10 percent of the total registered vehicles in the country by 2040, as stated in the government's Philippine Energy Plan.
"If Mober could deploy 300 EV deliveries, 1,542 tons of annual carbon reductions could be achieved, which is equivalent to the CO2 savings from a 1 MWp solar PV project. A delivery driver typically commutes 200 km per day and consumes 16.4 liters of petrol per day, thus emitting 40.2 kg in CO2 emissions for an ICE delivery vehicle. Assuming the same range applied to a single Mober EV delivery vehicle, daily CO2 emissions can be reduced by 14 kg or 35 percent," Ng explained.
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Mober has a fleet of 20 EVs and e-trucks, serving a variety of clients, such as Ikea, for last-mile delivery; Nespresso for warehouse-to-store delivery; and SM Appliance Center for same-day delivery. It purchased its first electric delivery fleet in October 2021 to give companies with net zero mandate an environmentally friendly choice.
Mober's electric vans can travel up to 230 kilometers, while the range of its electric trucks is 280 kilometers, offering flexibility to meet their clients' wide logistical needs. EVs run on fast-charging lithium-ion batteries and emit zero carbon dioxide compared to internal combustion engine vehicles.
EVs require less maintenance and have lower operating costs, which can help save money in the long run. Companies can book and partner with Mober instead of buying their own EVs to decarbonize their fleet.
Mober plans to deploy 100 EV units by the end of 2023 and become the largest green logistics company in five years.