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DPD launches green delivery service across UK

Sadiyah Ismailjee
06 October 2020

Logistics company, DPD will be delivering zero and low-emission deliveries across the UK's largest towns and cities by 2025.

The green service will roll out across 25 of the largest UK towns and cities including, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coventry, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kingston-upon-Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton and Stoke-on-Trent.

The service promises an 89% reduction in carbon emissions and 80% in pollutants in the selected locations.

The green service will be made possible through an investment of €200 million by 2025, including 7000 alternative fuel vehicles and 80 new urban depots. DPD plans to offer such a service in 225 cities across 20 European countries.

DPD’s CEO, Dwain McDonald said: “We’ve led the way on EVs in the UK parcel market, first with our all-electric micro depots in London and then with the scale of our nationwide investment."

“We already have over 700 EVs in the UK and they are in every depot. This is the next stage of our plan, to deliver totally green in 25 of the largest towns and cities in the country, drastically reducing our emissions in the places with the highest populations.

We know from what we have done in central London that this model works, and we know that shippers and shoppers both love seeing parcels delivered green. So, we have made significant progress already. It is great now to be able to share our longer-term vision and we look forward to turning these 25 towns and cities green.”

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