Parcelhub has announced its commitment to invest £450,000 in the rollout of electric vehicles within its regional depot network.
A total of five vans are already operating from its Nottingham and Dinnington sites and over the coming months it will see additional all-electric vans added to its fleet across all sites as the electric charging infrastructure is expanded across its network.
Maxus eDeliver 9 electric vehicles will complement its current fleet undertaking on-site local collections for its customers, typically SME and mid-market online retailers and brands.
The eDeliver 9 comes with a 150Kw motor and a choice of three battery configurations – 51.5kWh, 72kWh and 88.55kWh – with A/C and DC charging as standard.
The van also has a usable real-world range in excess of 200 miles.
Since its acquisition by Whistl, Parcelhub has extended its coverage and sites throughout the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, East London and Essex.
Last month, Whistl announced that it had refreshed its Parcelhub brand aligning it more closely with the group’s overall look and feel.
Parcelhub distributes six million parcels on its own carrier contracts every year and offers free multi-carrier shipping software which allows businesses to access to volume discounted rates from its carrier partners, which include Yodel, Hermes, DPD, DHL, UPS, DX, Parcelforce, CollectPlus, SkyNet, ArrowXL, Interpost, Panther Logistics, Direct Link and Palletforce.
Steve Marjoram, Parcelhub managing director said, “We understand that we have an important role in reducing our impact on the environment in the areas in which we operate.
“Through this investment we will not only lower our CO2 emissions but also those of our customers as we all try and play our part in becoming sustainable.”