22/1/2013 - DHL Express gets 100 propane-powered vans

Plantation-based DHL Express, considered a global leader in international delivery, is rolling out a new fleet of 100 pickups and delivery vans fueled with propane autogas. New Ford E-250 cargo vans, each equipped with a Roush CleanTech liquid propane fuel system, will be used starting Thursday in Florida, California, Georgia, Missouri and Texas. “Customers in the U.S. and worldwide are increasingly demanding greener logistics and sustainable business procedures,” DHL Express CEO Ian Clough said in a news release.He also said the new vehicles will help lower the company’s carbon footprint, while being cost-effective. The company already uses some propane vehicles in Ohio, Tennessee and Louisiana.

They are 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. Each alternative fuel vehicle saves more than 22,587 pounds of CO2 emissions each year. DHL Express plans to use existing public refueling infrastructure in addition to adding refueling capability at its service center facilities.