DPD take delivery of 300 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans
DPD is tripling its fleet of all-electric vehicles, with the addition of 300 Nissan e-NV200s.
The delivery and logistics firm is aiming for 10% of vehicles at its 68 UK depots to be electric by the end of the year. This is part of its strategy to be the most responsible and sustainable city centre delivery company.
Dwain McDonald, DPD’s CEO, commented: “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.”
The Nissan e-NV200 already makes up the majority of DPD’s fleet, with 91 already successfully delivering parcels over the last 18 months.
Nissan’s all-electric van has a range of around 124 miles thanks to its 40kWh battery and can be rapid charged to 80% in around 60 minutes or to full in less than eight hours with a wall box.
DPD aim to use the vans for local, multi-drop deliveries, and believe the vans will be travelling up to 100 miles a day. They will be charged overnight at its depots.
Peter McDonald, fleet director at Nissan Motor GB, said: “It’s exciting to see a company built on delivering on time and to schedule proving that an electric vehicle can work for them, while also making such a large commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.”
Lease deals on the Nissan e-NV200 currently start from £239 p/m.