JD Logistics, the logistics division of JD.com, today announced its large-scale implementation of hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks, marking a first in China’s logistics sector. This initiative aligns with the company’s long-standing commitment to clean energy usage and environmental stewardship.
The new fleet consists of 9.6-meter heavy-duty logistics trucks, each with an 18-ton carrying capacity. The hydrogen vehicles are engineered for high efficiency, capable of traveling 400 kilometers on a single 10-minute refueling session. This deployment is projected to cut down carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 1,000 tons per year.
The hydrogen-powered trucks offer notable advantages over traditional gasoline and electric vehicles, including superior environmental adaptability and longer service life. They can operate in extreme temperatures ranging from -30°C to 45°C and have a service life of up to 10 years. The deployment of this fleet not only contributes to CO2 reduction but also represents a move towards cost-effectiveness in logistics operations.
JD Logistics continues to demonstrate its commitment to green transportation by diversifying its environmentally friendly vehicle fleet. Alongside hydrogen vehicles, the company has expanded its use of electric logistics vehicles, including battery swap vehicles, electric tractors, and methanol-powered small trucks. The company has also utilized LNG clean energy logistics vehicles extensively in Northwest China and was China’s first logistics enterprise to put Level 4 autonomous light vehicles and Level 3 autonomous heavy vehicles in operation.
Furthering its dedication to environmental responsibility, JD Logistics employs cutting-edge carbon reduction technology to streamline its warehouse operations and optimize its transportation network. By tailoring transportation methodologies to the specific needs of various cargo types, the company achieves heightened operational efficiency while minimizing lowering both energy use and carbon emissions. JD Logistics has also implemented green transportation solutions for renowned industry leaders, including BMW and Amway (China).
As the first logistics company in China to establish science-based targets (SBTi), JD Logistics is at the forefront of advocating a “supply chain shared carbon footprint” approach. This approach is part of the company’s broader “Go Zero” transportation initiative, which emphasizes shared responsibility and collaborative efforts in reducing carbon emissions across the supply chain. By partnering with upstream and downstream partners, JD Logistics aims to foster a more sustainable and green future.