Global warming has been a huge problem for the world and almost all the big corporations and governments are working on improving the situation, majorly by reducing emissions. In a wake of the same, Formula 1 are also trying to play its part here as they have joined hands with DHL to introduce bio-fueled trucks for the European leg of the 2023 season.
DHL’s first biofuel truck fleet is made up of 18 new trucks running on HVO100 drop-in fuel (hydrotreated vegetable oil). Moreover, DHL trucks are equipped with GPS to track fuel consumption and optimize more efficient delivery routes during Formula One events. The new trucks, which will travel around 10,600 kilometers across this season’s European races, are said to reduce carbon emissions by almost 60 per cent. Formula 1 and DHL’s bio fueled truck collaboration marks the latest innovation by the sport to introduce more sustainable logistical solutions as part of its efforts to reach Net Zero by 2030.
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,” He continued, “We consistently strive to make logistics more sustainable, and we are excited to introduce the inaugural fleet of trucks, running on sustainable fuel this year. 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.”
This endeavor builds upon previous initiatives, including transitioning to an increased remote broadcast operation, exploring multimodal transport opportunities such as overland and ocean freight, and redesigning freight containers to fit more efficiently onto Boeing 777 aircraft. This transition is said to have reduced emissions by 18 per cent already. F1 is also working for more sustainable solutions in order to complete its goal of introducing an advanced sustainable fuel in 2026, alongside the next-generation hybrid engine.