Accessibility Links

Royal Mail goes electric

Like postLikeLabel * DEFAULT * en-GB


Royal Mail is the latest major company to join the electric vehicle revolution, as it announces that it will be trialling nine prototype trucks from Banbury-based Arrival.
From today 9 prototype vehicles will be tested in and around central London
(Image via Royal Mail.)

From today, 3.5, 6, and 7.5 tonne trucks will be used in and around London to move packages from mail distribution centres in the city to local areas.

Arrival, formerly known as Charge Auto, has designed the vehicles to be able to run off their on-board battery for 100 miles. When the battery almost completely depleted, the vehicle will switch to a dual-power mode which will top-up the battery. The firm also states that the vehicles will incorporate modular hardware, intelligent software and will be designed to be built by robots.

The trucks will be manufactured at Arrival’s new 110,000 square foot factory in the Midlands. Once peak production has been achieved Arrival expect to be manufacturing approximately 50,000 trucks per year- entirely built by robots.
The trucks will be manufactured at Arriva's new 110,000 square foot factory in the Midlands
(Image via Royal Mail).

Once the trial, which is based out of Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant depot in central London, has been completed, expect to see Royal Mail adopting more and more electric vehicles as part of its 49,000-strong vehicle fleet.

To find out how Fircroft can help your business recruit the best automotive talent, speak to us today.
Tags: Automotive
Add new comment
By commenting on this blog you're agreeing to our terms of use

Comments left should relate to the subject of the above blog. Unfortunately job applications cannot be accepted here.

For job enquiries and applications please use our job search and for technical or account queries please contact us.
Royal Mail goes electric - Time to read 2 min
Share this article
Like postLikeLabel * DEFAULT * en-GB


Back to Top

By clicking "Save" you consent to
receiving matching jobs based on the
job/page you are viewing by email from
Fircroft, as detailed in our privacy policy
Fircroft would like to keep you up to date with our current vacancies and latest company updates via email. Occasionally Fircrofts marketing may contain 3rd party or affiliate information, however we will not share your personal data with any 3rd parties without your consent. From time to time, we might contact you to get your views on the service you have received. To help you get the best out of Fircroft, we may personalise them based on your location and how you use
Fircroft would like to keep you up to date with the latest company updates and vacancies via SMS / Text messages
Your consent options above means that Fircroft cannot contact you about any new or alternative career vacancies. If you want Fircroft to only contact you about the role(s) you have applied for please continue, however if you would like to be considered for other positions please allow us to contact you by changing one or more of the above consent.