CitySprint deploys fleet of 40 electric vans across UK cities

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UK-based same day delivery company CitySprint has expanded its electric vehicle (EV) fleet with the acquisition and deployment of 40 new electric vans from Maxus.

The new electric vans, which have a range of up to 213 miles (344km) on a full battery, have been rolled out across the UK with the aim of helping to reduce pollution levels in key cities, including London, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and Birmingham.

With the expansion of Low and Ultra-Low Emission Zones in cities across the UK, the electric vans will provide a valuable addition to CitySprint’s existing fleet.

Mark Footman, chief operating officer at CitySprint, said, “Due to the nature of our work, we — and the logistics industry as a whole — have an important role to play in lowering emissions. For us, doing the right thing for the environment, the communities in which we work and for the people who live, work and play in these communities is vital. That’s why we are constantly looking for ways to further strengthen our existing green fleet across the UK.

“Our new electric vans will help us to reduce our environmental impact in the cities in which we operate and is a step in the right direction for us to achieve our aim of having a fleet of over 200 green vehicles across the major cities we work in the next two years.”

CitySprint’s electric vehicle fleet now comprises 43 electric vans, 24 cargo bikes, six electric motorbikes and four electric bicycles, with the business continuing to explore ways to further grow this in the year ahead. The company recently achieved carbon neutral status 18 months ahead of schedule.

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