Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Marks and Spencer to trial electric truck

Marks and Spencer is following in the steps of TNT and Ceva and testing the Smith Newton, a zero emission, 7.5 tonne battery powered truck, designed for city centre deliveries.

Food logistics chief Ian Mumby said: “We are delighted to be one of the first major companies in the UK to explore the opportunities zero emission vehicles bring.”

Marks & Spencer recently announced Plan A, a 100 point eco-plan to become Carbon Neutral within five years.

TNT started testing the Newton before Christmas, with a view to buying 200.