With a fleet of over 49,000 vehicles ,The Royal Mail has recognised the need to have cleaner running vehicles and is going electric. The Royal Mail has already committed to buying 100 zero-emission electric delivery vans from Peugeot earlier this year.
The British postal service has now announced a trial of nine electric-powered vehicles in London made by British electric truck company Arrival. The vans, which will used on delivery rounds, will enter service in December. Charging stations will be installed at delivery offices to support the roll-out. The Arrival vehicles have been designed to be able to run on their battery for 160kms and the firm says they will produce zero emissions for this time. A dual power mode within the vehicles can be used after the first 160kms to top-up the battery.