Royal Mail has signed an agreement to purchase 100 Peugeot Partner L2 electric vans for use as delivery vehicles. Charging stations will be installed at sites throughout the UK.
The longer-wheelbase zero-emission Partner L2 electric van was launched earlier this year and debuted at the CV Show.
With its lithium-ion battery pack fitted under the load floor, the electric L2 has the same load space as the diesel and petrol models and can carry a payload of 552kg.
Peugeot claims that the L2 has a range of up to 106 miles and that the batteries can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes form a rapid charging point.
Paul Gatti, Royal Mail Fleet Director, said: “We are delighted to be ordering such a large volume to use in our daily operations. It means we are on the front foot for future changes in emissions legislation.”