From 2025, municipalities will have the option of establishing a separate zero-emission zone. International parcel deliverer DPD has set the target to deliver emission-free in the 45 largest cities in the Netherlands by 2025. In addition, Dynamic Parcel Distribution aims to be fully electric by 2030. While Dynamic Parcel Distribution first set itself the target of emission-free deliveries in 30 Dutch cities, the international parcel deliverer is now adjusting its ambition to 45 cities. Precisely because sustainability is such an important subject and DPD wants to contribute to a better world.
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DPD currently operates electric buses in cities such as Amsterdam, Haarlem and Eindhoven. 150 charging stations have been installed at various DPD depots. Today Maastricht is added to it, 9 routes are made to be covered for a long time. In total, this saved 73,800 kg of CO2 emissions per year.
DPD emission-free in 45 cities
In total, DPD will deliver emission-free to 45 cities by 2025. It concerns the following cities: Alkmaar, Almelo, Almere, Alphen aan den Rijn, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Assen, Breda, Delft, Deventer, Dordrecht, The Hague, Ede, Eindhoven, Emmen, Enschede, Gouda, Groningen Haarlem, Helmond, Hengelo, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Hilversum, Hoofddorp, Hoorn, Leeuwarden, Leiden, Lelystad, Maastricht, Naaldwijk, Nijmegen, Oss, Roosendaal, Rotterdam, Schiedam, Sittard-Geleen, Tilburg, Utrecht, Venlo, Zaandam, Zoetermeer and Zwolle.
We all share the #SameAddress
We share the same same address: Earth. DPD delivered 1.9 billion parcels worldwide in 2020. To protect future generations and the planet, CO2 emissions per package have increased by 18.8% since 2013. In 2025, those emissions will be 30%, because Dynamic Parcel Distribution is deploying 7,700 in vehicles that emit hardly any CO2 in the 225 largest cities in Europe. In addition, DPD International is deploying 3600 charging points and 80 new city depots, more electric ones with a shorter range can be used. Dynamic Parcel Distribution is investing 200 million euros until 2025 to contribute to a better quality of life in 225 cities in Europe.
Greenest parcel deliverer
Eric Dietz, CEO DPD Netherlands: “Our ambition is to become the greenest parcel deliverer in Europe. That is why in 2025 we will not only deliver emission-free in the 30 largest cities, but in the 45 largest cities in the Netherlands. But our ambition is greater. We aim to replace all buses with electric buses by 2030. We have been CO2 neutral since 2012, and now we are going to make our process structurally sustainable, starting not only in the Netherlands, but throughout Europe. All this under the motto: we all share the same address. Namely the earth and we have to be careful with that.”