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DPD has bought 1,000 E-Transit vans from Ford, increasing the size of its electric fleet by around forty percent.

The all-electric E-Transit vans weigh 3.5 tonnes and have a load space of 12.4 cubic metres. They can travel between 166 and 196 miles on a full charge, according to the Ford website.

DPD UK’s head of sustainability, Olly Craughan, said: “Getting our hands on the electric Ford Transit feels like a really big moment. 3.5t vans are the workhorse of any delivery fleet, and we are no different.

Symbol painted on road for electric charging station

“We’ve said all along that we need the main commercial van manufacturers to step-up with affordable models and largescale production of right-hand drive vans to really get the EV revolution going on the UK. And Ford have done just that.”

Craughan described the order, which brings DPD UK’s total number of e-vehicles to 2,500, as a big step towards the company’s goal of becoming “the greenest delivery company on the planet”.

Source: Post & Parcel

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