Parcel firm buy hybrid cars

A regional logistics firm have bought four hybrid cars, becoming the first delivery company to use dual-power vehicles in the Middle East.

NEWS, PMV

A regional logistics firm have bought four hybrid cars, becoming the first delivery company to use dual-power vehicles in the Middle East.

The move is part of the firm's bid to help reduce its carbon foot print across the region, as it endeavors to become the industry's first carbon neutral provider.

Raji Hattar, Sustainability Officer, Aramex said: "Preserving our environment is part of Aramex's long term commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. By proactively identifying and investing in eco-friendly business practices such as the use of hybrid vehicles, we are helping build a truly sustainable business model."

The company said that the use of hybrid vehicles not only helps protect the environment, but also provides a cost effective solution to soaring fuel costs - though it should be noted that the hybrid cars run on petrol which, unlike diesel, has its price set by the UAE central government.

Running on an electric motor and switching to fuel based on the load of the engine, it is estimated that hybrid cars reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions by 50 percent.

The news comes weeks after Dubai's Road and Transport Authority announced that it was to buy a fleet of petrol/electric SUV's in a bid to curb urban pollution.

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