Delivery service DPD Latvia goes greener

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The shipping company DPD Latvija plans to gradually replace existing delivery vehicles with more environmentally friendly cars, according to the company release October 6.

DPD plans to purchase more than 40 electric vehicles. The investment would exceed EUR 3 million. The introduction of environmentally friendly transport solutions is planned throughout the DPD group, with a total investment of €200 million.

Starting next year, environmentally friendly vehicles will be gradually introduced in the capitals of the Baltic States – more than 50 electric vehicles will be purchased in Vilnius, 30 in Tallinn, while more than 40 electric vehicles will replace the existing cars in Rīga by 2022.

Roberts Vilkaitis, Executive Director of DPD in the Baltic States, said that this initiative is one among many implemented by  DPD to mitigate climate change impacts and improve air quality. At the same time, new and modernized parcel sorting centers and warehouses, an expanded parcel cabinets network, a diversified range of environmentally friendly transport solutions are being developed.

Vilkaitis explained that the DPD Group aims to gradually reduce CO2 emissions by 30% per shipment by 2025, while achieving zero emission delivery rates in the long term.


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