DPD Ireland adds 100 electric vans to fleet

As part of its drive toward a zero carbon fleet, DPD Ireland has ordered 100 new electric vehicles to be operational by the end of this year. The €2 million investment follows the deployment of 30 new electric vans in 2021.

In Dublin alone, DPD Ireland delivered 80,000 parcels using electric vans. The carrier expects to have 250 such vans on the road by 2025.

As part of decarbonisation plans, DPD Ireland is to introduce compressed natural gas HGVs to its fleet. It is also installing EV charging points at 10 depots on the island of Ireland. Sustainability program manager, James Atkinson said, “We are on a journey of fleet electrification to reduce CO2  per parcel by 30% by 2025 and be a leader in the world of sustainable e-commerce.”

DPD Ireland’s investment comes as part of DPDgroup’s €200m investment in low emission vehicles. The parent company is to deploy 7,700 electric and low emission vans and trucks in 225 of the largest European cities by 2025. At the same time, the company is looking to improve the sustainability and efficiency of its buildings, with DHL Ireland aiming at using 100% renewable energy for its depots by 2023.