Belfast Telegraph

Royal Mail reveals new electric vans

By Staff Reporter

Royal Mail has introduced six electric vans to its delivery fleet in what is a first for Northern Ireland.

The vehicles, operating from its Belfast West Delivery Office, will be used by postal workers in the BT10 and 11 areas of the city.

Royal Mail joins a small group of UK businesses to use a sizeable number of electric vehicles in its main operation as it continues to look at new and innovative ways to reduce its carbon footprint.

The vans, which are being used by 17 delivery offices across the UK, are also supported by a comprehensive roll-out of charging infrastructure.

Paul Gatti, Royal Mail Fleet director, said: "We are delighted to be using them in our daily operations. Our research has shown that electric vans are a good operational fit with our business.

"This is good news for our customers and the towns and cities which we serve. It also means we are on the front foot for future changes in emissions legislation."

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