Royal Mail passes milestone of 4,000 electric vans
Royal Mail has passed the milestone of 4000 electric vehicles across its delivery and collection fleet, with the 4,000th electric vehicle deployed at Blackpool Delivery Office.
Blackpool Delivery Office will, over the coming months, have 90 electric vehicles on site with all delivery and collection functions operated by a fully electric fleet.
So far, more than 100 delivery offices across the country 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 Norwich expected to be our seventh all-electric delivery office this month.
MP for Blackpool North & Cleveleys, Paul Maynard, who made a visit to see the see the fleet in operation, said: “Decarbonisation can often seem a remote concept to many of us, so it was great to see Royal Mail demonstrating it on the ground in my constituency. Posties across the Fylde Coast do a fantastic job, and they can keep on doing that with a reduced impact on the environment thanks to this new electric fleet. I look forward to the time when Blackpool goes all-electric”.
Neil Barritt, Blackpool Customer Office Manager, said: “It’s been great to have the opportunity to be leading the way in the rollout of Royal Mail’s new electric fleet. The new vans will become a familiar site on the streets of Blackpool and our posties are really excited about doing their bit to reduce air and noise pollution in the town. As a company, we pride ourselves with having the lowest reported CO2e emissions per parcel amongst major UK delivery companies and showcasing the way to achieving a more sustainable future for our fleet & our planet.”
Royal Mail's next goal is achieving 5,000 vehicles by end of Spring 2023.
Image shows MP Paul Maynard with postwoman Emma Webster