Royal Mail embarks on emission-cutting tyre trial for electric vans

Royal Mail has embarked on a six to nine-month trial of new tyres on a number of electric vehicles (EVs). The tyres are specially designed to help reduce particulate matter emissions and improve the range, efficiency and longevity of vehicles. The trial is a joint venture between Royal Mail, Transport for London (TfL) and ENSO, as part of the London FreightLab innovation challenge. This challenge aims to tackle pollution, congestion and road danger in London. The tyres, from manufacturer ENSO, claim to produce fewer microparticles in comparison to normal tyres,…

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Major British companies come together to accelerate the electrification of transport in the UK

Seven major British companies, including the operators of some of the largest commercial vehicle fleets in the country – bp, BT, Direct Line Group, Royal Mail, ScottishPower, Severn Trent and Tesco – have come together to work to help accelerate the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the UK. The UK’s ambitions for electrification of road transport are world-leading and, in a report published today, the seven companies – working together as the Electric Vehicle Fleet Accelerator (EVFA) – have outlined a series of urgent actions needed from both…

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Royal Mail charges up its fleet with ten-fold increase in electric vehicles

Royal Mail has announced a ten-fold increase in the number of electric vehicles it runs across its UK fleet with plans to introduce around 3,000 additional, low-emission vans throughout the UK.  The vehicles, liveried in traditional Royal Mail red, are a new chapter in the Company’s ongoing drive to reduce its operational emissions still further. The Company will additionally introduce charging points to all the Delivery Offices set to receive the vehicles as part of the plans. The roll out of the vans will initially focus on ultra-low emission zones…

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Royal Mail switches on all-electric company car schemes

Royal Mail has announced a new initiative to ensure all its company cars will be electric by 2030. The move comes as the Company builds on its ambitions to become a net zero carbon emission business with a 100% alternative fuel fleet. Under the plans, the Company will rework all of its current car schemes to accelerate the switch to electric vehicles. This includes widening the access to electric company cars for those colleagues who need a car to do their job. By 2025, only electric cars will be available…

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Royal Mail launches low emission gas powered trucks for parcels and letters

Royal Mail is expanding its use of low emission vehicles, with the addition of 29 gas-powered trucks, fuelled by Bio-Compressed Natural Gas (Bio-CNG), to its fleet. This is an example of the Company’s ongoing commitment to reduce emissions associated with its operations. The Trucks Over the course of coming weeks, the trucks will be introduced to the Company’s fleet in the North West of England, in addition to the two already in operation. At 40 tonnes, the gas-powered trucks, fuelled by Bio-CNG, are a similar size to a typical Royal…

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