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DHL rolls out electric vans in London

DHL Parcel has become the latest delivery company to introduce electric vans in London as it seeks to hit its zero emissions target.

The 14 Renault ZE Masters will operate from DHL’s Docklands depot, with a range of 75 miles. The vehicles can support a full day of deliveries in central London

The company plans to extend the use of electric vehicles to other depots, with several existing sites being fitted with charging points and future builds including them as standard.

Scott Laird, VP of operations at DHL Parcel said: “Bringing down emissions from commercial vehicles is crucial if we want to make a difference to air quality and the environment. The launch of these vehicles in London is an important step towards our target of zero logistics-related carbon emissions by 2050.

“Recent enhancements in battery life and load capacity have made the use of electric vehicles in urban areas a reality and we’re committed to extending the roll-out in other parts of the country.

“As electric technology continues to advance, we have every intention of investing in future models that can serve larger, more rural areas.”