Royal Mail is expanding its fleet of electric delivery vehicles with a new order for 2,000 Peugeot e-Expert and e-Partner vans.
They will join the organisation’s existing fleet that includes more than 28,000 Peugeot vehicles.
Royal Mail continues to work towards its aim of having 5,500 electric vehicles on its fleet by Spring 2023.
Julie David, managing director of Peugeot UK, said: “I am incredibly pleased that we can continue to support Royal Mail with models from our award-winning electric van range, including the Peugeot e-Partner, which is set to be produced right here in the UK at our Ellesmere Port plant from early next year.
“The Peugeot e-Partner and e-Expert make no compromise on useful volume or practicality compared with the diesel versions. With every van in our range already benefitting from an electric version and every car offering an electrified variant by 2024, we look forward to continuing our support of the Royal Mail and its ambition for a greener future.”
70 of Royal Mail’s delivery offices have made the transition to electrification so far, with many of the vehicles used to deliver parcels and packages to customers in cities which operate with low emission zones, such as London, Bristol, Glasgow, Cambridge, and Oxford.
The Peugeot e-Partner is powered by a 50kWh battery providing a range of up to 171 miles (WLTP). The van offers a load volume of 4.4 cubic metres (matching its diesel equivalent) and a payload of up to 800Kg. Customers can choose from two body styles (Standard and Long) and from Panel Van (up to three seats) and Crew Van (up to five seats) configurations.
Available with either a 50kWh or 75kWh battery, the Peugeot e-Expert offers up to 143 and 205 miles of range respectively (WLTP), while customers also have a choice of two lengths (Standard and Long) and a payload of up to 1226Kg with a 6.6 cubic metre load volume.