DPD on the bus for clean air in Ireland

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Des Travers, CEO DPD Ireland, ‘As part of our Smart Urban Delivery commitment, DPD Ireland has launched the first of its kind “Green Last Mile” initiative, a new scheme set up to deliver 1,000 parcels per day in Bettystown, Laytown, and Drogheda using a double-decker bus and ten electric bikes.'



Des Travers, CEO DPD Ireland, continues...

This project is already having a massive impact on communities in the towns involved. Rather than having diesel vans driving into these urban areas, we are using electric bikes, which really improves the delivery experience. It has really grown into a triple-win - it avoids CO2 emissions, it reduces congestion and it allows us to deliver parcels more efficiently. The CO2 saving is significant as the scheme is replacing ten diesel vans on the road, and at full capacity, can save 550kg of CO2 emissions each week. We are looking very closely to see how we can replicate the scheme’s success elsewhere.