Around 3,000 additional electric vehicles are set to join Royal Mail’s UK fleet, with the company announcing a tenfold increase in the number of electric vehicles it runs across the country.
The post will also be introducing charging points to all the delivery offices that are set to receive the vehicles as part of the plans. The rollout of the vans will initially focus on ultra-low emission zones and green cities. With load capacities ranging from around 3.7m3 to 6.3m3, the vehicles will operate on the company’s usual delivery routes.
The addition of this latest tranche of electric vehicles brings the total number of electric vehicles operating within Royal Mail’s fleet to around 3,300.
Simon Thompson, CEO of Royal Mail, commented on the expansion, “Due to our feet-on-the-street delivery model, we are the clear leader in low emissions per parcel in the UK. Electrification of our vehicle fleet will strengthen our advantage. That’s good for our customers, our people and the planet. We look forward to working with vehicle manufacturers and government to increase supply so we can accelerate our transition to electric vehicles in the UK. It matters to our customers and it matters to us.”