- 18 March 2022
- Transport / Logistics Services
CitySprint, recently acquired by DPDgroup, has announced it has successfully trialled the use of electric delivery vans in partnership with Leeds City Council.
The trial began in 2021 with Leeds City Council supplying the courier with one electric van on lease to explore the use of zero emissions vans in the city. Thanks to the success of the programme, the lease was extended to the end of March this year.
CitySprint have since taken on four more electric delivery vans that cover central Leeds and surrounding areas. Service centre manager Andy Parry said, “The Leeds Service Centre is proud to be involved in the trial of electric vans through Leeds City Council. The vehicle supplied was the first of now a fleet of 5 EV’s covering Leeds and surrounding areas. It’s fantastic to be part of the local initiative in trying to create a greener city.”
The vehicles have now completed more than 35,200 zero tailpipe emission miles and served 372 clients. In a statement, CitySprint said, “As a logistics company we understand that we are part of the air pollution problem. Although our journey to building a greener future goes back to 2007, we’ve continued to clean up our operations in recent years taking many steps to reduce emissions from our deliveries and waste at our sites.”
As with its new parent company, DPDgroup, CitySprint is putting an emphasis on reducing its carbon emissions across its network. It has added electric vans and motorbikes to its fleet and has taken measures to use renewable energy at its sites.