TNT Express to deploy electric delivery vehicles in London


January 22, 2014 - TNT Express will deploy a fleet of 15 specially built electric delivery vehicles in London this spring. The new vehicles will make more than 1,000 international deliveries into the British capital every day.

The roll-out follows the successful trial of six Gnewt Cargo vehicles from TNT Express’ London City depot over the past 18 months. Gnewt Cargo offers a wide range of zero-emission delivery options, from bicycles and scooters up to vans and trucks.

In February 2013, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson unveiled plans to establish central London as the world’s first ever "Ultra Low Emissions Zone" (ULEZ) by 2020, meaning almost all vehicles operating in the zone during working hours would be zero or low emission. Use of electric vehicles will play a significant role in achieving ULEZ status, saving an estimated 316kg of carbon for every 1,000 litres of fuel currently being used by a conventionally fuelled vehicle making deliveries into London.


Page publication date: 22 January 2014 11:00 CET