Bex is the first and only courier service in Serbia that has imported Eco 100% electric zero emission vehicles. The project called Think Green, Do Good introduced a major environmental innovation to the postal services market
First of all, we wanted to set an example that others would follow, and to show that every company in Serbia can contribute, like us, to raising environmental awareness – says one of the leading domestic courier services, which accounts for a quarter of the Serbian market.
Bexexpress is a courier service registered for commercial post that has been operating successfully in Serbia for 12 years. It currently accounts for a quarter of the Serbian market. As a major delivery company, Bex has been expanding its distribution network for years, and their goal of meeting the needs of their customers has required ever more delivery vehicles.
The Bex vehicle fleet has grown to more than 700 delivery vehicles in 2023. As a socially responsible company, Bex started thinking a few years ago about reducing its carbon footprint, so at the end of 2020, they imported the first eco vehicles.
The importance of these vehicles is obvious, because they do not use any combustion products, they are completely silent, suitable for city driving, especially for parts of the city where it is not desirable to make noise, near hospitals, kindergartens, children’s playgrounds, nursing homes.
Congestion on the streets of our capital, pollution and noise were a signal that Belgrade needs exactly these vehicles and that they are our precious chance to reduce our harmful impact on the environment. After Belgrade, eco delivery vehicles have become available in Šabac and Smederevo.
While increasing their eco fleet, Bex has started building solar power plants with a capacity that can support charging their electric vehicles
“First of all, we wanted to set an example that others would follow and to show that every company in Serbia can contribute, like us, to raising environmental awareness”, says Bexexpress.
At the end of 2022, 120 vehicles with 100% electric drive were active, and the savings were 20% compared to the consumption of diesel vehicles. Fully 81 vehicles have been ordered for 2023. With this order, one third of the Bex fleet will be electric, and about 45% of courier vehicle kilometres will be electric and completely green.
While increasing their eco fleet, Bex has started building solar power plants with a capacity that can support charging their electric vehicles. So far, five solar power plants with a capacity of 300 kW have been built at three locations in Šabac, then at the business centre in Smederevo and at the buildings of the main logistics centre on Pančevački put in Belgrade, with a total area of solar panels of about 1,400 m2. This ensures not only a financial efficiency, but also the socially responsible operation of the company, primarily in terms of environmental protection.
The Bex fleet is planned to have 545 electric and 50 CNG heavy cargo vehicles by 2027. With the expansion of distribution networks, the network of solar power plants will also expand to enable electric charging and delivery by Bex eco vehicles all over the country.
Bex is a responsible member of the community. They are dedicated to the protection of people and the environment. They promote environmentally safe technologies, they aim to prevent pollution, promote recycling and reduce waste. The staff are instructed to respect the environment and not to harm it with their activities.