5 May DPD UK CEO explains how DPD is building the UK’s largest all-electric delivery fleet

DPD is well underway with its target to be the UK’s most sustainable delivery company and has made huge strides with decarbonising its fleet.

Elaine Kerr, DPD CEO UK, commented, “The electric Ford Transit will be a great addition to our already 1,500 strong all-electric fleet. This order of 1,000 Ford E-Transits together with our additional Maxus EVs will double the size of our EV fleet and is a big step forward in our mission to becoming ‘the UK’s most sustainable delivery company.”

Elaine Kerr - DPD UK CEO

DPD UK CEO, Elaine Kerr

Changing diesel vehicles for all-electric vehicles will enable DPD to achieve its mission to deliver all-electric in 30 towns and cities throughout the UK by the end of 2023. DPD is certainly showing with actions not just words that is committed to an all-electric future as it hasn’t bought a new last mile diesel delivery vehicle since 2020, investing millions in EVs instead.

DPD recently agreed a deal with Ford for 1,000 E-Transit vans which will all arrive this year, which will take DPD’s electric vehicle (EV) fleet to over 2,500 in total.

DPD at Fully Charged Live

DPD announced the deal at Fully Charged Live, the clean energy and electric vehicle show at Farnborough, where a DPD liveried Ford E-Transit was centre-stage on the firm’s eco-exhibition stand.

DPD has purchased the 3.5t, 135kwh, long wheelbase version with 12.4 cubic metres of load space. The vans will operate from depots right across the UK network and DPD will take delivery of the first E-Transits in May.

The Ford E-Transit order is part of DPD’s pledge to be ‘the greenest delivery company on the planet’. In addition to running over 2,500 electric vehicles in the UK, DPD has also invested in a series of innovative recycling and circular economy initiatives that resulted in the company being named ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’ at the Business Champion Awards in London recently.

Details of all of DPD’s sustainability initiatives can be found on its dedicated green website: https://green.dpd.co.uk/