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Royal Mail launches first all-electric delivery office in Scotland

Royal Mail has announced that a Glasgow delivery office has become the first in Scotland to feature an all-electric fleet of collection and delivery vehicles. The… View Article

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Royal Mail launches first all-electric delivery office in Scotland

Royal Mail has announced that a Glasgow delivery office has become the first in Scotland to feature an all-electric fleet of collection and delivery vehicles.

The news comes as the city gears up to hosting the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference.

The G51 delivery office in the Govan area of the city has had its 13 diesel delivery and collection vans replaced by fully electric equivalents. In addition, two micro electric vehicles will be joining the fleet as the company works to further reduce emissions from its operations.

Royal Mail has worked with BP Pulse in Glasgow to complete the required  infrastructure works for the move and to install eight 7kW electric charging points. The energy to power the vehicles is from 100% renewable hydroelectric, solar and wind sources.

The Glasgow delivery office was selected because of the city’s plans for a Low Emissions Zone. Other delivery offices across the UK are being considered for similar fleet makeovers in the coming months.

Simon Thompson, chief executive of Royal Mail, said: “It’s fantastic news that we are able to transform the Glasgow G51 delivery office into the first Royal Mail ‘all-electric’ Delivery Office in Scotland. We always want to do the right thing by the communities we serve in terms of keeping our emissions as low as we can, and this is another important step in that direction. This is all in addition to our amazing posties delivering the mail by walking the streets of course.”

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “With the eyes of the world turning to Glasgow ahead of COP26, it’s vital that we lead by example when it comes to tackling the climate emergency. That is why it is such welcome news that Royal Mail are launching their first all-electric delivery office in Scotland just across the Clyde from where the summit will take place. “

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