DPD have announced a new partnership with First Bus that will help them carry out more green journeys in Glasgow in a milestone move which sees the transport operator’s ambitions from COP26 come to life.
DPD has become the first company to officially sign up to First Bus’ scheme that gives local businesses use of the extensive electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at its Caledonia Depot. The agreement means that DPD drivers will now have access to the site to charge their electric vehicles whilst in Glasgow, enabling them to travel a greater distance while making deliveries – without impacting the environment.
Through this arrangement, the green potential of First Bus’s charging hub will be maximised while its own electric fleet is out in service.
DPD’s aim is to be the most sustainable parcel delivery company in the UK and the company is on track to have over 3,000 EVs on the road this year and 4,000 by 2023, when it will be delivering to 30 towns and cities, including Glasgow, using EVs only.
“The Caledonia depot is a fantastic facility and this is a really smart initiative between two brands that are investing in a greener future for Scotland. The partnership will be hugely beneficial as it will enable our drivers to access fast, reliable and secure charging stations in Glasgow during the day. Our plan is to be delivering in both Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres using only electric vehicles by the end of next year, and this is another step towards making that a reality.”– Olly Craughan, Head of Sustainability, DPD