Royal Mail to increase EV fleet ten-fold

Royal Mail is rolling out 3,000 additional electric vehicles targeting delivery offices in areas focused on ultra-low emission zones and green cities.

The vehicles, liveried in traditional Royal Mail red, will be accompanied by charging points in all the Delivery Offices set to receive the vehicles as part of the plans. The roll out of the vans will initially focus on ultra-low emission zones and green cities.

The investment forms part of the company’s plans to reduce the emissions associated with its operations still further and become a net-zero carbon emission business.

The addition of this latest tranche of electric vehicles brings the total amount of electric vehicles operating within Royal Mail’s fleet to around 3,300.

Simon Thompson, CEO of Royal Mail said: “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.”

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