Royal Mail trials deliveries by two specially designed vehicles in bid for eco-friendly rounds

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You've got mail... by golf buggy! Royal Mail trials deliveries by two specially designed vehicles in bid to make rounds more eco-friendly

By Elliot Mulligan For The Daily Mail

Published: 20:37 EDT, 19 September 2021 | Updated: 06:20 EDT, 20 September 2021

Watt's this special delivery? 

About the size of a golf buggy, this is one of the micro electric vehicles being tested by Royal Mail as it tries to cut emissions.

Two specially designed vehicles will be assessed for six months delivering letters and small parcels in Edinburgh, Crewe, Liverpool, Swindon and London.

Royal Mail chief executive Simon Thompson said: 'We're committed to keep on reducing our environmental impact.

'We intend to leave no stone unturned in trialling new technologies and new ways of delivering to help us do that.' 

The postal service has already said it is testing drone flights to deliver packages to remote parts of the UK.

About the size of a golf buggy, this is one of the micro electric vehicles being tested by Royal Mail as it tries to cut emissions. Two specially designed vehicles will be assessed for six months delivering letters and small parcels in Edinburgh, Crewe, Liverpool, Swindon and London

Royal Mail chief executive Simon Thompson said: 'We're committed to keep on reducing our environmental impact. 'We intend to leave no stone unturned in trialling new technologies and new ways of delivering to help us do that.'

Mr Thompson added: 'It's really exciting to see these micro electric vehicles making their way into our daily deliveries.

'As our fantastic posties make most deliveries on foot, this already means we have the lowest reported CO2e per parcel of major UK delivery companies.

'From drones to electric vehicles, fuel-efficient tyres to bio-CNG trucks, we'll keep on innovating to reduce our environmental impact even further.'

The vehicles, which can accommodate more than an average daily round's worth of letters and small parcels, are charged using a standard three-pin plug.

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