Royal Mail has passed the milestone of 5,000 electric vehicles across its delivery and collection fleet.

The 5000th electric vehicle was deployed at the Sheffield City Delivery Office, where more than 50 electric vehicles on site are being used for delivery and collection functions.

So far, 160 delivery or collection units across the country have made the transition to move to either full or part electric deliveries and collections.

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

Royal Mail’s first site that went live with an all-electric fleet was Bristol in June 2021 with 22 all-electric units now operating.

The latest site to make the switch to an all-electric fleet is Urmston Delivery Office with 19 electric vehicles on site.

Royal Mail’s fully electric vans can travel up to 160 miles in-between charges, depending on vehicle type, weather and load-size.

Richard Sewell, Sheffield City Customer Office Manager, said, “It’s been great to have the opportunity to be leading the way in the rollout of Royal Mail’s new electric fleet and to have had the 5,000th vehicle delivered to Sheffield City DO.

“The new vans are becoming a familiar site on the streets of Sheffield and our posties are really excited about doing their bit to reduce air and noise pollution in the town.

“As a company, we pride ourselves with having the lowest reported CO2e emissions per parcel amongst major UK delivery companies and showcasing the way to achieving a more sustainable future for our fleet and our planet.”


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