DHL opens first Electric Vehicle Center of Excellence in Continental Europe

DHL opened Continental Europe’s first EV Center of Excellence for advancing electric mobility in Pozzuolo Martesana, near Milan, Italy. In collaboration with the Team EV of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation, the center leverages the combined warehousing and freight management of DHL Global Forwarding, including both ocean and air freight capabilities.

Additionally, DHL Express provides a network solution for global distribution. This facility, spanning approximately 10,000 square meters, is a logistics hub tailored to meet the increasing demand for EVs in the Italian market, specifically targeting the growing EV industry.

The EV Center of Excellence in Italy covers inbound and outbound logistics using various modes of transportation, warehousing with value-added services such as battery testing and charging, and complete aftermarket handling for batteries. This includes storage, recharging, dealer service for warranty issues, battery replacement, and disassembly.

Along these core benefits, customers can enjoy the seamless plug-in with a pan-European LiBa-compliant network capability. Aside from a contemporary warehouse, the facility offers ample energy storage capabilities and provides specialized services tailored for two-wheelers. Moreover, the facility is equipped with temperature and humidity-controlled rooms, offering a holistic solution that includes compartments for both general and hazardous materials.

The services are managed by trained teams in the EV sector, and for air freight needs, customers can rely on IATA CEIV certified teams. Furthermore, clients have the opportunity to tap into the expertise of the Formula E logistics team, which is headquartered in Italy.

The sixth hub in a global network, the EV Center of Excellence offers international customers the advantage of its strategic position, providing proximity to both the Italian market and neighboring markets. The facility currently caters to a wide range of customers, including established OEMs and vehicle manufacturers from Italy, various European countries, the United States, and China.