DHL biofuel-powered F1 trucks cut emissions by 83%
Across the nine European rounds, 18 trucks were powered by HVO 100 drop-in fuel and travelled more than 10,600 km - transporting an average of 300 tonnes of vital freight per race.
A voluntary certification organisation approved by the European Union calculated the 83% figure through a certification of carbon emissions.
Biofuel will continue to be used in 2024 and beyond, with the data from this summer providing invaluable insight as F1 and DHL explore further opportunities and sustainable innovations.
The trucks also represent a small part of the many pieces being used by the sport as it moves towards being net-zero by 2030.
“It is great to see how our logistics operations can transform to achieve our net-zero by 2030 goal,” said Ellen Jones, head of environment, social and governance at F1.
“Reductions such as 83% with the use of the biofuel-powered trucks provide a fantastic platform to build upon, which we will analyse and then continue to deliver in our 2024 season, ensuring that these savings move from a single initiative to business-as-usual carbon reductions.
“Transport and logistics make up a significant portion of our carbon footprint in our sport, and it is crucial to have likeminded partners like DHL that are committed to working with us to drive these down and help us realise our net-zero target.”
Paul Fowler, head of DHL Motorsports Logistics, added: “The introduction of 18 new biofuel-powered trucks this season marks a significant stride towards a more sustainable future for both Formula 1 and DHL.
“Achieving an 83% average reduction is a remarkable accomplishment, and we take great pride in it. As the Official Logistics Partner for Formula 1 and a leader in green logistics, we are pleased to contribute to Formula 1’s sustainability goals.”