Royal Mail are currently trialling fully electric commercial vehicles from their Mount Pleasant depot in central London, UK. The vehicles will be used to transport packages between mail and distribution centres in the city and surrounding area.
The co-branded red Royal Mail electric trucks are the first to be produced at Arrival's new new factory in Banbury.
Arrival developed the electric vehicles specifically for Royal Mail which have a 160km range.
"Royal Mail is delighted to be collaborating with Arrival and pioneering the adoption of large electric commercial vehicles," said Paul Gatti, Royal Mail Fleet's Managing Director. "We will be putting them through their paces over the next several months to see how they cope with the mail collection demands from our larger sites. We have trialled electric trucks before but not of this type of innovative design and look forward to see what additional benefits they can bring to our existing fleet of around 49,000 vehicles."
Source and top image: Arrival
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