The 23,500sqm facility provides end-to-end aftermarket solutions for EV batteries
The region’s first-ever electric vehicle (EV) and battery logistics hub is now open in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone.
Built by DHL Global Forwarding and developed in close cooperation with the EV team of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI), the 23,500sqm warehouse includes a dedicated EV battery storage area, which will be expanded to 2,000sqm later this year.
“This Centre of Excellence supports the UAE’s and Middle East’s transition to the circular economy by ensuring a consistent supply chain for sustainable mobility solutions,” commented Fathi Tlatli, President Global Auto-Mobility Sector, DHL CSI.
EVs are a critical to decarbonize the transport sector. The EV market is expected to grow six times its size over the next 10 years, on the back of surging EV sales. More than half (55%) of new car sales by 2040 are projected to be EVs.
“Across the Middle East, DHL is meeting customer needs for EV logistics by leveraging global best practices with specific regional requirements in an agile and scalable manner,” recorded
Samer Kaissi, Country Manager, Dubai and Northern Emirates, DHL Global Forwarding. Powered by DHL’s Team EV, EV logistics in the region can now be more flexible and agile. Compliant, safe, and scalable, DHL’s Dubai facility is custom designed for handling and storing EV material including batteries, charging equipment, and other dangerous goods, a press statement concluded.
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