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Royal Mail to trial Micro Electric Vehicles

21 September 2021/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Logistics & Supply Chain, Net-Zero

Royal Mail is set to trial two types of Micro Electric Vehicles for letter and small parcel deliveries, in a drive to further reduce emissions associated with its operations. 


The Micro Electric Vehicles form part of Royal Mail’s programme of low or zero emission vehicle trials designed to make the UK’s lowest reported CO2e emissions per parcel delivery even lower.


Roughly the size of a golf buggy or a quad bike, the vehicles will be assessed in residential areas as a potential lower carbon alternative to larger vans, which are typically shared by two posties. 


The trial will assess whether giving two posties access to separate vehicles could provide greater flexibility on busy routes in a more environmentally friendly way.


Simon Thompson, Chief Executive Officer at Royal Mail said: “At Royal Mail we’re committed to keep on reducing our environmental impact and we intend to leave no stone unturned in trialling new technologies and new ways of delivering to help us do that.”


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