DPD has confirmed that it is to partner with the London EV Company (LEVC) for a series of road trials ahead of the launch of the company's new VN5 Electric Van later this year.

IOC fellow, Dwain McDonald, DPD's CEO commented, ‘We are committed to having the greenest fleet in the UK, as soon as possible."


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· Leeds City Council takes delivery of 122 Renault Kangoo Z.E.33

· All-electric LCV to be used for the delivery of council services and have a major role in new EV Trials Scheme

· Award-winning Kangoo Z.E.33 chosen for its value, space and range of up to 143 miles (WLTP)

· Renault Kangoo Z.E.33 priced from £19,380, excluding VAT, after the Plug-in Van Grant.


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250 new final mile jobs in Bicester.

This deal will see DPD relocate its existing operation in Bicester, and once fully operational, the new facility could create up to 250 new jobs.

DPD has pre-let a warehouse at Tritax Symmetry’s Symmetry Park, Bicester scheme in Oxfordshire.

The facility which will be constructed to net zero carbon will be used as a specialist parcel distribution facility.


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September 28th launch date confirmed

Leeds City Council has confirmed that the Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ) will go live on 28 September this year

IOC are talking to Leeds on van scrappage deal values similar to TfL; there is a vehicle checker launched, more details below.


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The government is consulting on the introduction of E10 – a lower carbon fuel – at filling stations across the UK.

Focused on petrol, drivers across the UK could soon be filling up their cars with a greener, lower emission fuel, DfT announced today (Wed 4th March).

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· DPD and MAN agree deal for the UK's first 100 eTGE electric vans;

· DPD will have the largest 3.5t electric van fleet in the UK;

· Deal follows 300 Nissan electric vans announced in January.


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Clean air comes to express final mile.

The largest single UK commercial EV van order to date;

CEO hails ‘landmark day' in the transition to more sustainable transport models;

First batch of new Nissan e-NV200 vans heading to DPD depots this week;

All 300 vehicles to be on the road by May 2020;

DPD on target to have over 500 EVs by the end of the year.

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DfT - Funding for on-street chargepoints doubled to help charge up electric vehicle revolution

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps,

We want to make electric vehicles the new norm, and ensuring drivers have convenient places to charge is key to that. By doubling funding again for chargepoints on streets where people live and opening up data we are helping drivers easily locate and use affordable, reliable chargepoints whether at home or on the road.

· funding for chargepoints on residential streets doubled again to ensure postcode plays no part in how easy it is to use an electric vehicle.

· real-time information could also be made available, helping cut waiting times by showing which chargepoints are currently being used.

· in future open data on public chargepoints would allow for information to be added to sat navs and travel apps

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DfT, Secretary of state for transport, Grant Shapps,

Whether you’re making deliveries, commuting to work or travelling on a family getaway, we want that journey to be as green and environmentally friendly as possible.

New funding will help encourage innovative technology using today’s waste to power tomorrow’s green transport revolution, helping us reach a cleaner and greener future.

Date for the next TfL LoCITY, clean air van group is Feb 11th, all van operators welcome.

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The Prime Minister Boris Johnson took a Friday look at final mile this week with a visit to DPD UK in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

The PM met IOC fellow, DPD boss, Dwain McDonald and discussed DPD plans for an all-electric fleet of vehicles, new infrastructure investment and job creation.


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