DHL Express Launches 100 Propane Trucks
Delivery firm DHL Express has taken delivery of a fleet of 100 Ford pickup and delivery vans fueled by propane autogas. The Ford E-250 cargo vans, each equipped with a ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system, will be on the road by late August 2012 and will operate in California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas.
The new alternative fuel vehicles join other propane vehicles already operating for DHL Express in Ohio, Tennessee and Louisiana. They all form part of Deutsche Post DHL’s GoGreen program and its target to improve the company’s worldwide carbon efficiency 30 percent by 2020, using 2007 levels as a baseline. Through the use of propane autogas, each alternative fuel vehicle saves over 22,587 pounds of CO2 emissions each year the company said.