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DPD places major electric van order

06 February 2020 #CV Sector #News #TNB News #Van

Delivery and logistics company DPD has ordered 300 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vans.

The order will more than triple DPD’s current fleet of electric vehicles, taking it to 450 by May.

The move is part of the company’s goal of becoming the most responsible and sustainable city centre delivery company and the leader in electric vehicles in the UK.

It is aiming for 10% of vehicles at all of its 68 UK depots to be electric by the end of the year.

The new vehicles will be dispatched to DPD depots across the country in the coming weeks, where they will be used for local, multi-drop deliveries, travelling up to 100 miles a day.

Dwain McDonald, DPD’s CEO, commented, “This is a real landmark day in the move to a more sustainable future for the parcel industry. These vehicles are changing the way we work. It isn’t just a case of plugging them in and saying, ‘job done’.

“We are rethinking and re-engineering how we deliver parcels now and in the future with different route networks and new types of depots. It is an all-encompassing revolution for our industry and electric, emission-free vehicles are at the heart of that vision.”


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