Royal Mail is adding 2,000 electric Peugeot vans to its fleet.

The order consists of 1,000 e-Partner and 1,000 e-Expert vans, and forms part of Royal Mail’s aim of having 5,500 electric vans on its fleet by Spring next year.

The new electric vans will join around 28,000 Peugeot vehicles already in use by Royal Mail.

70 of Royal Mail’s delivery offices have so far adopted electric vehicles.

Peugeot UK managing director Julie David said: “I am incredibly pleased that we can continue to support Royal Mail with models from our award-winning electric van range, including the Peugeot e-Partner, which is set to be produced right here in the UK at our Ellesmere Port plant from early next year. 

“With every van in our range already benefitting from an electric version and every car offering an electrified variant by 2024, we look forward to continuing our support of the Royal Mail and its ambition for a greener future.”