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Date: June 12, 2024
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Nippon Express USA paves the way for sustainable logistics with the introduction of its first eTruck

Nippon Express USA plans to introduce 14 electric trucks this fiscal year in Los Angeles, Chicago, Raleigh, and other locations
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Nippon Express USA (NX USA), a company of the NIPPON EXPRESS HOLDINGS group, unveiled its first electric truck that emits no carbon dioxide (CO2) or pollutants during operation.

The vehicle has been in operation at the San Antonio Sales Office in Texas since May 30th.

In addition, the company plans to introduce 14 electric trucks this fiscal year in Los Angeles, Chicago, Raleigh (North Carolina), and other locations, and expects to reduce its own CO2 emissions by approximately 11 percent in the first year of use.

The company has identified a stronger response to climate change as one of the material issues it must address to realize its long-term vision of becoming a “logistics company with a strong presence in the global market.”

In this sense, it has been implementing climate change measures based on the recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

In addition to striving to reduce CO2 emissions from its own operations, the Group seeks to promote both global environmental conservation and business growth by developing and providing products and services that help its customers reduce their emissions.

The NX Group will also assist customers facing challenges in reducing their Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, etc., by establishing customized electric truck operation programs and quantifying the amount of CO2 emissions that can be reduced in this way in support of their customers’ efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in their logistics activities (Scope 3).

The NX Group will continue to practice sustainability management from a long-term perspective and contribute to a better life for people and the development of sustainable societies by addressing climate change through its business activities.

Why does it have these goals?

It should be recalled that the United States has set a goal of ensuring that zero-emission vehicles – such as electric vehicles – make up 50 percent of new vehicle sales by 2030.

In the case of California, the state aims to manufacture all medium and heavy-duty vehicles (including trucks and buses) with zero emissions by 2045.

Therefore, it is essential for companies to introduce units of these technologies to maintain and expand their business in the future.

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