Congratulations to our partner DPD on delivering their 1 millionth parcel by an electrical vehicle to our Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar.
The parcel-delivery company is currently delivering more than 4,000 parcels per day by electric vehicle and has also begun testing the use of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) instead of diesel on its line-haul fleet, in a bid to further reduce emissions. The use of HVO fuel, which is a completely renewable diesel alternative based on waste grease and vegetable oils, offers a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per trip.
An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mr. Varadkar said, “We must do what we can to leave our planet in a better condition than we inherited it. Enterprise has a really important role to play and it’s great to see DPD Ireland take the lead, investing over €5m to make the business more sustainable. Congratulations to the team on reaching 1 million deliveries by electric vehicle. It’s is a really significant milestone and it was great to be the lucky recipient of the 1 millionth parcel! I know the company is only getting started and is doing a lot more to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. The very best of luck to the team with their plans.”