DHL Express plans to use existing public refueling infrastructure in addition to adding refueling capability at its service center facilities. There already are thousands of stations across the nation, according to the company.
The new alternative-fueled vehicles join other propane vehicles already operating for DHL Express in Ohio, Tennessee and Louisiana. They all complement Deutsche Post DHL's GoGreen program and its target to improve the company's worldwide carbon efficiency 30% 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, according to the company.
The DHL fleet worldwide, including its corporate brands under Deutsche Post DHL, consists of more than 4,000 non-conventional vehicles either powered by alternative fuels or modified for improved fuel-efficiency - including an all "green" fleet in Manhattan with 50 hybrid vans and 30 American-made, battery-powered electric trucks.
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