Royal Mail: reducing emissions with electric vehicles | Logistics

Royal Mail: reducing emissions with electric vehicles | Logistics

Leading postal supply supplier within the UK is about to deploy 87 new electric vehicles to one in all its largest mail centres in London – Mount Pleasant.

To scale back its fleet emissions within the UK capital – London – Royal Mail has added 87 new electric vehicles to its largest mail centre within the space, often called Mount Pleasant, making it one of many largest industrial electric car charging factors in London. 

Currently, the corporate has 30 operational vehicles which ship letters and parcels in chosen places within the capital and surrounding areas. Royal Mail plans to roll out the remaining 57 vehicles throughout February and March. 


Vehicle options:

The new vehicles embody Mercedes-Benz eVito and Peugeot Partner vans which have been specifically designed to assist postmen and ladies to finish deliveries securely and sustainably.

The new vehicles kind a part of Royal Mail’s involvement within the Optimise Prime undertaking – an industry-led, Network Innovation Competition (NIC) funded undertaking, that’s investigating the results {of electrical} vehicles within the distribution sector.

To date, the Royal Mail has lowered its general carbon emissions by 29% since 2004 and has one of many UK’s largest ‘feet on the street’ postal community of 90,000 postmen and ladies.

“As a Company, we are committed to making changes to our operations that reduce our environmental impact, while ensuring we continue to meet customer expectations. We are delighted that we can expand our fleet in London with more electric vehicles. This will allow the business to continue to deliver letters and parcels safely, efficiently and in the most environmentally-friendly way possible as we continue to shift to low emission technologies.”

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