Parcelhub is set to invest £450,000 in the rollout of electric vehicles within its regional depot network, several vans are already operating from its Nottingham and Dinnington sites and over the coming months it will see additional all-electric vans added to its fleet across all sites.
The multi-carrier shipping firm, part of the Whistl group, will also invest in the supporting electric charging infrastructure across its network to facilitate the van rollout.
Parcelhub said the Maxus eDeliver 9 electric vehicles will complement its current fleet undertaking on-site local collections for its customers, typically SME and mid-market online retailers and brands.
Steve Marjoram, Parcelhub managing director, said: “We understand that we have an important role in reducing our impact on the environment in the areas in which we operate. Through this investment we will not only lower our C02 emissions but also those of our customers as we all try and play our part in becoming sustainable.”
Since its acquisition by Whistl, Parcelhub has extended its coverage and sites throughout the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, East London and Essex. Last month, Whistl announced that it had refreshed its Parcelhub brand aligning it more closely with the group’s overall look and feel.