Mober aims to deploy 100 EVs by yearend

Filipino tech-logistics startup Mober Technology PTE Inc. is targeting to deploy 100 electric vehicles (EVs) by the end of 2023 and intends to become the largest green logistics in 5 years.

Currently, 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.

A pioneer in EV delivery in the Philippines, Mober purchased its first electric delivery fleet in October 2021 to give companies with net zero mandate an environmentally friendly choice.

The Swiss coffee brand is Mober’s latest client.

“We aim to catalyze a transition to zero-emissions mid and last-mile delivery in the Philippines. By switching to electric vehicles, Nespresso is set to eliminate hundreds of tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions yearly, and this is just the beginning for us,” said Dennis Ng, CEO and founder of Mober. Mober said it welcomes President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s approval of zero tariffs on electric vehicles to encourage consumers to use “cleaner and greener” cars. This allows Mober to support more retailers and businesses in their transition to green fleets.

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 (ICE) vehicles.

Moreover, 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.

Ng said these functions enable the company to operate at a higher efficiency level which contributes further to reducing its carbon footprint. “Monitoring the CO2 offset for our EV fleet can serve as a conscious reminder for businesses looking to go green to reflect on using EVs soonest. This will also help us save the data for future use and reach our net zero goal target.”

The Department of Energy (DOE) said EVs could comprise 10 percent of the total registered vehicles in the country by 2040. “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 one-megawatt peak solar PV project.

A delivery driver typically commutes 200 kilometers per day and consumes 16.4 liters of petrol per day, thus emitting 40.2 kilograms in CO2 emissions for an ICE delivery vehicle. Assuming the same range is applied to a single Mober EV delivery vehicle, daily CO2 emissions can be reduced by 14 kg or 35 percent,” Ng said.


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