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DHL introduces biofuel trucks for F1 races in 2023

05 June 2023/Categories: Logistics & Supply Chain, Operations Management


DHL has introduced its first truck fleet running on biofuel, deploying 18 new trucks this season to support Formula 1 in its goal of becoming Net Zero by 2030. The new trucks, capable of running on HVO100 drop-in fuel (hydrotreated vegetable oil1), will be delivering at all European Formula 1 races in 2023. By doing so, each truck can reduce carbon emissions of minimum 60% when compared to standard fuels, with great potential for higher savings. 

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. Also, the handling of biofuel is safer than bunkering diesel from an environmental and security perspective. 

Arjan Sissing, Head of Global Brand Marketing at Deutsche Post DHL Group, said:

“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.” 

Paul Fowler, Head of DHL Motorsports Logistics, said:

“Each truck can therefore transport up to 40 tons and travel up to 3,500 kilometers per 1,000 liter 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.” 

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