Electric vehicles are great because they are greener, since they don’t consume fuel, which reduces our need for the resource, and it also means that less pollutants are emitted. And while we’re still a long way from an all electric vehicle society, in the UK they are working toward that goal. This should bring us one step closer.
The UK’s Royal Mail service has announced a partnership with Arrival to use electric vans to help make their deliveries. Right now only nine commercial trucks will be used and will be operating out of the Royal Mail’s central London depot, but over time maybe more of the Royal Mail’s fleet could be converted to electric vans.
Prior to the partnership with Arrival, the Royal Mail had entered into an agreement with Peugeot where they committed to buying 100 all-electric vans from the company. These vans are expected to go into service in December, and the Royal Mail will also be installing charging points at delivery offices across the UK.
The Royal Mail has a fleet of 49,000 vehicles so the total number of electric vans that will be used represents just a fraction of the total, but it is still a great move.