DHL Express Ireland has replaced 44 diesel-powered pick-up and delivery vehicles with 44 fully-electric Ford E-Transit vans.
Prior to this, DHL says it had already successfully established the essential EV charging infrastructure across all of its main service centres in Ireland. This initiative, backed by an initial investment of €4.3 million, marks the first phase of a comprehensive EV rollout plan, with an additional €4 million of investment planned over the coming years.
“DHL Express Ireland is committed to a greener, ultimately emission-free future. Our decision to transition from diesel to electric vehicles underscores our dedication to sustainability and aligns with our broader DHL Group mission of achieving net zero emissions by 2050,” said Mike Farrell, national operations director at DHL Express Ireland.
“As part of this journey, the DHL Group has committed to invest €7 billion through to 2030 in clean operations to reduce logistics-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.”