Royal Mail invests in more electric vehicles for London center

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Royal Mail is introducing 87 new electric vehicles to Mount Pleasant, one of its largest mail centers in London, as it seeks to reduce the emissions of its fleet in the UK capital.

Mount Pleasant Mail Centre now operates one of the largest commercial electric vehicle charging points in London. The vehicles will deliver letters and parcels across selected locations in the capital and surrounding areas.

With 30 electric vehicles already in operation, the rest of the vans will roll out over the next two months. Once operational, electric vans will make up a little under half of the mail center’s total fleet of 216 small vehicles.

Charged via wall- or floor-mounted charging posts, the mix of Mercedes-Benz eVito and Peugeot Partner vans are specially designed to help postmen and women deliver letters and parcels in a secure and environmentally friendly way. With load capacities ranging from 3.7m3  to 6.3m3, the vehicles will operate as part of the Mail Centre’s usual delivery routes.

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