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Royal Mail passes 5,000 electric vans

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

It follows an agreement last summer with Peugeot to add a further 2,000 electric vans to its fleet, including Peugeot e-Partner and e-Expert vans.

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

The 5,000th electric vehicle was deployed at Sheffield City Delivery Office, where over 50 electric vehicles on site are being used for delivery and collection functions.

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

The 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.