Mercado Libre boosts Mexico fleet with Renault electric LCVs
In April, the Latam giant announced the acquisition of 150 electric vehicles (EV), increasing its EV fleet in the country to 165 from only 15, mainly composed of the Renault Kangoo ZE electric van.
This will result in a 54% decrease in CO2 generation, local news portal Contxto reported, adding that Mercado Libre says that this is the largest EV fleet of its kind in the country.
“We know that we have a key role in transforming the logistics industry. We must be increasingly responsible for understanding the environmental footprint as we grow to reduce it,” says Logistics and Transportation Director Omar Ramírez. Meanwhile, Eric Holschneider, the company’s environmental supervisor in Mexico, also highlighted the importance of connectivity and technology.
Since 2016, the company has been carrying out an intelligent measurement to monitor and fine-tune their consumption remotely, according to Mr. Holschneider, who added that by using smart sensors and dashboards in real-time, Mercado Libre can make quick operational decisions to improve energy efficiency.
In related news, the e-commerce company has also stated that it intends to start to using renewable energy in its primary storage and distribution centers.
Photo: Mercado Libre’s Renault Kangoo ZE electric LCV fleet being being recharged (source: Contxt)