TNT Express plans to double its use of zero emission delivery vehicles in London, following an 18-month trial with green transport specialists Gnewt Cargo.
TNT will introduce 15 specially built electric delivery vehicles to its fleet from Spring 2014, which are set to make some 1,000 international deliveries into the capital every day.
The move comes after mayor of London, Boris Johnson, last year revealed plans to establish Central London as the world’s first ever Ultra Low Emissions Zone, by 2020. He says all vehicles operating there during working hours will be either zero or low emission.
TNT reckons electric vehicles will help the city achieve this status, saving around 316kg of carbon for every 1,000 litres of fuel currently being used by a standard vehicle.
Co-founder of Gnewt Cargo, Matthew Linnecar, said: “Our aim is to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of the delivery industry in city centres and this partnership assists us in making great strides towards that goal.”