DHL launches first truck fleet powered by biofuel at Formula 1 events
The new trucks, capable of running on HVO100 (hydrotreated vegetable oil), will be delivering to all of the European races this season.
“Our partnership with Formula 1 also showcases our shared dedication to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint. We consistently strive to make logistics more sustainable, and we are excited to introduce the inaugural fleet of trucks, running on a sustainable fuel this year,” said Arjan Sissing, head of global brand marketing at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
“As an industry leader in green logistics, the 18 trucks further contribute to a lower emission DHL fleet, where we show to our fans and customers that it is possible to bring the excitement of Formula 1 races around the world in a sustainable way.”
The new trucks reduce carbon emissions while maintaining the same level of performance in terms of load capacity and travel distance as their diesel counterparts.
Paul Fowler, head of DHL Motorsports Logistics, added: “Each truck can therefore transport up to 40 tons and travel up to 3,500 kilometers per 1,000 litre tank.
“For the European F1 leg the trucks run entirely on HVO100, which is a second-generation biofuel, meeting the standard EN15940 for paraffin fuels, as well as a drop-in fuel.”
By using HVO100, Deutsche Post DHL Group adheres to the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.
Due to their significant sustainability impact, DHL and Formula 1 are planning to expand the use of these sustainably powered trucks in the coming years, as part of their ongoing efforts to minimise their environmental footprint.