Mail and parcels specialist Whistl is is to trial an electric Renault Master ZE van on its fleet operations in Northern Ireland, the first vehicle of its kind to be licenced on UK roads.
The all electric 3.1 tonne van has a range of approximately 100 miles and is being trialled in Belfast on day-to-day operations, collecting business mail and parcels.
Baz Barrett, national fleet and compliance manager at Whistl, said: “It is vital that we as a business continue to look at new technologies and adapt our fleet in this way. We already have an excellent relationship with Renault Trucks and so when we knew this 100% electric vehicle was coming to market, we wanted to see how we could integrate it into our fleet in core urban areas.”
Whistl is to look for further carbon reductions across its fleet of 400 vans and HGVs.
By Michelle Mooney