Royal Mail takes delivery of 2,000 new electric vans

11 August 2022 #Van

Posties will deliver letters and parcels to towns and cities across the UK using zero emission transport after Royal Mail added 2,000 new electric vans to its growing EV fleet.

The order of 1,000 new e-Expert and 1,000 e-Partner vans marks a significant step by the British postal service towards its aim of having 5,500 electric vehicles on its fleet by Spring 2023.

So far, 70 delivery offices across the country have made the transition to move to either full or part electric deliveries and collections.

This roll-out includes many cities where low emission zones are in force, including London, Bristol, Glasgow, Cambridge and Oxford.

The first site that went live with an all-electric fleet was Bristol in June 2021, and the most recent go live with the expectation to achieve 100% electrification, is Letchworth.

The e-Partner is powered by a 50kWh battery, providing a range of up to 171 miles (WLTP).

Meanwhile, the e-Expert, which is available with either a 50kWh or 75kWh battery, offers up to 143 and 205 miles of range respectively (WLTP).

Julie David, Managing Director at Peugeot UK, said: “I am incredibly pleased that we can continue to support Royal Mail with models from our award-winning electric van range, which is set to be produced right here in the UK at our Ellesmere Port plant from early next year.

“The Peugeot e-Partner and e-Expert make no compromise on useful volume or practicality compared with the diesel versions.

“With every van in our range already benefitting from an electric version and every car offering an electrified variant by 2024, we look forward to continuing our support of the Royal Mail and its ambition for a greener future.”


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