- 3 December 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
In recognition of its drive to electrify its fleet and hubs, DPD UK has been given the Green Apple Environment Gold Award in the Service Industries category.
The Green Organisation founded the awards in 1994 to recognise sustainability initiatives in the public and private sectors.
DPD Group won the award after opening the UK’s first all-electric parcel depot in Westminster last year and announcing plans to have 500 electric vehicles in its fleet by the end of next year.
In addition the delivery company is working with Oxford based e-cargo-bike manufacturer EAV to develop a new vehicle for last mile deliveries. The pedal-assist EAV P1s will have a range of 60 miles and have a payload of 120kg payload. They can be recharged overnight using a standard 13A, 240V plug socket.
Dwain McDonald, DPD UK’s CEO, commented; “We’ve made a huge commitment as a company to investigate, develop and invest in our own sustainable future. But part of that project is also about leading by example and that means sharing what we have learned and showing that there are better ways to deliver parcels and run logistics.”