Electric Cars

By Chris Dawson July 30, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Volta Trucks full-electric large commercial vehicle London trail with DPD

DPD already have the largest electric vehicle fleet in the UK with over 10% of their vans being eco-friendly. Now, Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian start-up full-electric vehicle manufacturer, will soon start a pilot test of its forthcoming Volta Zero with DPD, the UK's leading parcel

10% of DPD van fleet zero emission electric vehicles

An ambitious target was set for the DPD van fleet to be 10% zero emission by the end of the year. That would have meant increasing the 130 electric vehicles they had on the road at the start of 2020 to 500 but they've smashed

Amazon acquire autonomous ride-hailing company Zoox

Amazon announced on Friday that they have signed an agreement to acquire the autonomous ride-hailing vehicle company, Zoox. According to Amazon the company are an asset to the future of ride-hailing through their innovation of autonomous vehicle technology that focuses on the passenger. Despite the

UK’s first 3.5t electric vans for DPD but are EVs practical yet?

DPD have placed an order with vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus UK for 100 eTGE electric vans. The 3.5t van is the workhorse of the parcel delivery industry, but until now, electric versions have not been widely available in the UK. DPD will take

Royal Mail expands fleet of electric vehicles in London

Royal Mail expands its fleet, adding 87 new electric vehicles to one of its largest mail centres in London, Mount Pleasant. The move will expand on efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and emissions in the city and their push towards zero-emissions entirely. The mail

Amazon India will deploy 10,000 EVs by 2025

Amazon India announced last week that it will have a fleet of 10,000 electric vehicles by 2025 as part of the company’s commitment to the Climate Pledge. This commitment comes after successful pilots across different cities in 2019; learnings from which have helped the company

DPD UK have biggest Cyber Weekend ever

DPD UK has smashed their previous records this Cyber Weekend with 13% more parcel volume than last year’s event. All four automated sorting hubs were graced with masses of parcels through the nights leading up to and throughout the weekend. With a large number of

Green Apple Award won by DPD UK for Environmental Best Practice

DPD UK have proudly acquired a Green Apple Award for Environmental best practice. The award founded by the Green Organisation gives appreciation to those who make a difference and was received by the leading carrier titled ‘Gold winner’ within the Service Industries category. They were

Is a carbon neutral carrier possible? DPD pledge 500 electric vehicles by 2020

DPD have announced ambitious plans to expand from their current fleet of 139 electric vehicles to 500 by the end of 2020 in their quest to be a carbon neutral carrier, not just in name but in practice. However, there are still major barriers holding

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