Royal Mail unveils new all electric delivery service in Scotland

Royal Mail has unveiled its first delivery office featuring all electric vehicles in Glasgow, Scotland.

The G51 delivery office has replaced 13 diesel collection and delivery vans with electric powered equivalents, alongside three new micro electric vehicles.

The energy to power the vehicles is from 100 per cent renewable solar, wind and hydroelectric sources.

Royal Mail has collaborated with BP Pulse in Glasgow to deliver the necessary infrastructure, installing eight 7kW electric charging points. 

The postal service chose Glasgow as the city is planning to achieve low emission zone status. 

The move also comes as the city is preparing to host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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Other delivery offices around the country are also being considered for electric transformations in the coming months. 

“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,” Royal Mail chief executive Simon Thompson said.

“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 added: “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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