Jul 7, 2020

Royal Mail trials refitted black cab electric vans

The Royal Mail is testing the use of electric vans for postal rounds, as part of efforts to cut emissions. Royal Mail, which is partnering with the London Electric Vehicle Company, plans to launch more later this year. There are currently 295 Royal Mail vans in operation, and the new electric fleet would complement rather than replace these. Joerg Hofmann, chief executive of the London Electric Vehicle Company, said: "Royal Mail is one of the oldest postal services in the world, and like our London black cab is part of British history and culture. It is great that these two iconic brands are joining forces for this trial." Many have focused on vans and trucks because the larger vehicles are bigger polluters than cars.

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