DPD Ireland's new electric delivery fleet brings 150 jobs

  • Parcel delivery firm DPD has announced the launch of its new ElectriCity initiative in Dublin, creating 150 new jobs.

    DPD has launched the first phase of its fully electric delivery fleet rollout this week with the launch of its first electric depots in Dublin. The firm hopes to eventually roll the scheme out over its entire fleet, and is aiming to have electric vehicles in every depot within the next three years.

    The new move represents a €3.2m investment by the company in ongoing decarbonisation efforts and expansion. DPD Irelqand CEO Des Travers said: "Through ElectriCity, 15 parcel delivery routes in Dublin will become all-electric routes. By the end of this year, as part of our bid to reduce our carbon output, DPD will have saved more than 20 tonnes of CO2 being emitted as a result of moving to an electric fleet."

    This expansion makes DPD first parcel delivery firm to have an electric depot, with the first 10 vehciles arriving this week and 15 more on the way. The investment is not only in vehicles and charging points but also in staff and employee training, with plans to add around 150 new jobs over the next 12 months.

    Source: Silicon Republic

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