Postman Pat gets to trial an all-electric upgrade!
24 August 2017
Royal Mail is trialling a fleet of fully electric commercial vehicles from its Mount Pleasant depot in central London. Look out for them in the city!
Arrival, formerly known as Charge Automotive, has developed nine vans for Royal Mail, the first to be produced from its new factory in Banbury.
The vans will be used to transport packages between mail and distribution centres in London and the surrounding area.
This announcement comes shortly after Royal Mail ordered 100 electric vans from Peugeot.
Paul Gatti, Royal Mail Fleet’s Managing Director said: “We are pleased to be the first fleet operator to take delivery of and trial these new larger payload vehicles which will complement the 100 electric vans we recently ordered.
“We have trialled electric trucks before but not of this type of design and look forward to see what additional benefits they can bring to our existing fleet of around 49,000 vehicles.”