One of Scotland’s leading transport companies M&H Carriers has expanded its last-mile electric delivery fleet in the Scottish Highlands by introducing an MAN eTGE e-van to the fleet.
The van operates from the firm’s Fort William satellite depot – joining nine others across three sites providing last-mile deliveries in Inverness and Elgin.
Each eTGE has a range of more than 80 miles per charge, perfect for drivers on their daily last-mile deliveries, and with no compromise on delivery capacity.
M&H Carriers delivers parcels, freight, pallets and two-man products across the country.
The company’s delivery hubs are in Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee and Argyll – with satellite depots in Uist, Stornoway, Thurso, Helmsdale, Muir of Ord, Kyle of Lochalsh, Fort William, Oban, Tarbert and Elgin.
M&H Carriers first introduced electric vehicles to its Highlands fleet in 2021.
Fraser MacLean, M&H Carriers managing director said “Operationally, the electric vans have exceeded our expectations and – as range and technology improves – we are fully committed to EVs becoming a much bigger part of our operation.
“Across the distribution and logistics sector, there are real conversations that need to happen about climate change and the role fleets play in it.
“There are very real steps we can take to reduce our impact on the environment – especially as the public’s reliance on online shopping and home deliveries increases.
“Many will cite initial outlay or infrastructure as a barrier to electrification. However, we have proved that it is possible to introduce EVs in some of the remotest parts of the UK.
“And we’re looking at how we can expand this into more of our urban delivery areas, too.”