DPD has purchased 750 electric vans from Maxus, including 500 eDeliver 9 models and 250 of the smaller eDeliver 3. The deal brings DPD’s EV fleet to almost 1,500 vans in the UK.
“The 3.5-tonne van is the workhorse of any delivery and collection fleet, so to get our hands on an EV with this kind of capacity and range is a real game changer for us,” said Olly Craughan, DPD’s head of CSR.
“We’ve got EVs in every DPD depot already, but they are largely focused on quite compact routes, usually in city centres, where range isn’t an issue. But this opens up the possibility of clean, green deliveries on a much larger scale.
“Our aim is to deliver to 25 of the largest towns and cities in the UK entirely with zero and low-emission delivery means by 2025.”