Royal Mail has announced it has passed the milestone of 3,000 electric vehicles across its delivery and collection fleet.
The 3,000th electric vehicle was deployed at Peterborough Delivery Office, which currently has 106 vehicles on site with all delivery and collection functions operated by a fully electric fleet.
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.
In addition to the vehicles already in use, the business is announcing a deal signed for a further 2,000 electric Peugeot vehicles.
The new vehicles comprise 1000 Peugeot Partner and 1000 Peugeot Expert models and are due to be delivered from August as part of the company’s plans to have 5,500 EVs by Spring 2023.
Simon Thompson, CEO, Royal Mail said, “The transition to electric vehicles is a key part of our strategy to reduce our emissions whilst delivering a seven-day parcel service to our customers.
“As a business we are leading the change to achieving a more sustainable future for our fleet and our planet – with our colleagues on the frontline championing the vehicles and the move to an all-electric fleet.”
Julie David, Peugeot UK Managing Director, said, “Peugeot began its relationship with Royal Mail in 2009 and I am incredibly pleased that we can continue this support with models from our award-winning electric van range.”