- 24 August 2017
- Transport / Logistics Services
Northern Ireland’s PostalSort (part of the PostalGroup) has announced it has introduced the first battery electric vehicle (BEV) delivery van onto the streets of Belfast.
In a statement, Group CEO John Hughes said: “We have been doing extensive research and trials over the last couple of years and have found the Nissan eNV200 to be the best compromise between load capacity and battery range.
“These all electric delivery vehicles will allow us to provide the companies and organisations of Northern Ireland with a local business post and parcel service that will not only save money but will ‘do our bit’ towards saving the planet.”
Congestion induced pollution is becoming a major issue on the streets of Europe. Logistics an delivery firms have some of the biggest fleets of commercial vehicles and there is some pressure on them from the public and government alike to tackle emissions in some way. BEV vehicles such as those being used by PostalSort are seen as a way forward. With government grants available to reduce the capital cost, as well as the much lower running costs than fossil fuel powered vehicles, BEV vans are increasingly seen as a way forward in tackling pollution, and also look very good in companies Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports every year.
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