Peugeot is to supply 100 Partner L2 Electric vans to the Royal Mail to be used as delivery vehicles across the UK.
The long-wheelbase versions of the light van will go into service in December 2017, once Royal Mail has installed charging stations at its delivery offices.
Peugeot claimed it won the order after the postal service carried out extensive trials of the Partner Electric.
Paul Gatti, Royal Mail Fleet Director, said: “Our research has shown that electric vans are an excellent operational fit with our business and we are delighted to be ordering such a large volume to use in our daily operations. This is good news for our customers and the towns and cities which we serve. It also means we are on the front foot for future changes in emissions legislation.”
The Partner L2 Electric, which has an official range of 106 miles, offers a 3.7m3 load capacity and a payload of 552kg.
The Partner L2 Electric was launched in February and this is the first major fleet order for the van.