DPD Switzerland opens Green CityHub in Basel and now all its last-mile deliveries in the city are carried out using electric vehicles (EVs)

DPD Switzerland has opened its first Green CityHubat the Smart City Lab Baseland will carry out all last-mile deliveries in the region using electric vehicles (EVs)

DPD Switzerland will be operating 10 electric vans in Basel that are expected to deliver around 26,000 parcels emission-free each month.

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The Smart City Lab Basel promotes innovations in the areas of buildings, mobility, city logistics and beyond for a liveable, sustainable and competitive Switzerland of tomorrow.

Based at the Basel Wolf site, DPD Switzerland will benefit from synergies with partners in the Smart City Lab Basel. The Green CityHub Basel not only makes delivery over the last mile more flexible but also creates added value for people and the environment.

With the new Green CityHub, this is DPD Switzerland’s third city with green transport over the last mile, joining both Schaffhausen and Geneva. DPD Switzerland is now one step closer to its goal of offering green transport throughout 10 Swiss cities by 2025.

The electrified delivery reduces CO2 emissions by 70 percent. The Green CityHub saves about 11,000 km of travel each month. The parcels are pre-sorted at night in the depot in Möhlin and transported by truck to the Green CityHub Wolf. Here, the electric vans are loaded and the consignments delivered.

For DPD Switzerland, responsibility towards the environment is key. Since 2012, the parcel service provider has delivered every parcel in a CO2-neutral manner with no additional cost to customers. It does this by measuring its CO2 emissions, steadily reducing them and offsetting any remaining CO2 emissions.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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