DPD introduces 1000 Ford e-transits to fleet

DPD UK has signed a deal with Ford for 1,000 e-transit vans.

The parcel delivery business said that the move will take its electric vehicle fleet up to 2,500 in total.

The 3.5t, 135kwh, vans will operate from depots across DPD’s UK network.

The company says that the purchase forms part of its pledge to become “the greenest delivery company on the planet”.

In addition to running over its EVs, DPD has also invested in a number of recycling and circular economy initiatives.

“Getting our hands on the electric Ford Transit feels like a really big moment. 3.5t vans are the workhorse of any delivery fleet, and we are no different,” said Olly Craughan, head of sustainability, DPD UK. “We’ve said all along that we need the main commercial van manufacturers to step-up with affordable models and largescale production of right-hand drive vans to really get the EV revolution going in the UK.

“And Ford have done just that. The E-Transit is well priced, has a good range and comes with all the support you would expect from Ford.”

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