Royal Mail unveils new electric vans

Royal Mail is to start trials of nine all-electric vans in London this month. It has unveiled the commercial vehicles produced by Oxfordshire-based carmaker Arrival, which recently opened a new factory in Banbury. The postal operator will begin the trials with six-tonne, 3.5-tonne and 7.5-tonne vans. They will be based at Mount Pleasant Mail Centre […]

Royal Mail delivery to go green in electric switchover

Royal Mail has signed an agreement to buy 100 electric delivery vans. Peugeot will provide the L2 Electric vans, which will be used by postmen and women on their delivery rounds. They zero-emission vans will go into service from December this year at delivery offices across the UK and will be supported by a rollout […]

UK extends electric van funding scheme

A scheme that provides funding for electric vans has been extended, the government has confirmed. The ultra-low emissions plug-in van grant, which was due to end at the end of March, offers buyers a 20% discount off the upfront cost worth up to £8,000. The initiative – which is part of a wider £31 million […]

British Gas orders 100 electric vans for fleet

Energy firm British Gas has ordered 100 “green” vans for its fleet after a successful six-month trial of 28 vans last winter. A first order for 50 electric Nissan vans, the e-NV200 model which runs on a lithium-ion battery, will be followed by another 50 to be delivered by December 2014. British Gas has committed […]