Scottish freight and logistics firm Streamline has introduced electric vehicles (EVs) to its last-mile delivery fleet on the islands of Orkney.
Two Peugeot e-Experts have joined Streamline’s fleet, operating from its Kirkwall depot where rapid chargers have been installed. Two more EVs are expected to be introduced to its fleet in Shetland in the coming months.
Allan Brown, Orkney & Shetland services manager at Streamline, said: “Orkney is the undisputed home of renewable energy in the UK, so it was a natural location for us to start the electrification of our last-mile delivery fleet.
“With nine times as much renewable energy per household than the UK average, Orkney has fully embraced the future of the energy industry and we’re excited to be making our own first steps into a cleaner, greener future.
“We work every day with major distributors including DPD, Hermes, TNT, FedEx and DHL to ensure that Orkney residents receive their parcels and deliveries, and we’re incredibly proud to be investing in electric to make the service even greater.”
Streamline’s EVs are part of a wider plan to reduce the business’ environmental impact, which also includes a long-term project with the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and local authorities to investigate the feasibility of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the haulage industry.