National same day courier service Speedy Freight has announced the addition of electric vehicles to its fleet.

The all-new Maxus e Deliver 3 electric van has been added to Speedy Freight’s south coast fleet and will carry out deliveries across Bournemouth and Dorchester.

This top of the range e-vehicle, which has zero tail pipe emissions and the ability to use a rapid DC charger, was added to the Speedy Freight fleet earlier this year.

The e DELIVER 3 has a 52.5Kw battery configuration with a 90KW /250Nm motor, working in tandem to produce an ‘brochure’ range of up to 213 miles/344kms.

As the smaller of the vehicles in the Maxus e deliver range, the e Deliver 3 is cleverly designed to maximise payload and performance.

The electric van also comes with a host of tech developments as standard – including a 10 Inch Touch Screen, a Lane Departure Warning System, High Beam Recognition, plus Electric Heated Side Mirrors.

With a max range of 353KM, plus a max payload of 1290KG (excluding passengers), the Maxus e Deliver 3 will help ensure Speedy Freight continue to go the distance for customers.

The acquisition is another step forward in Speedy Freight’s commitment to sustainability, and

follows hot on the heels of Speedy Freight’s acquisition of a Mercedes-Benz evito electric van.

This top of the range e-vehicle, which has zero tail pipe emissions and the ability to use a rapid DC charger, was added to the couriers London fleet earlier this year.

Speedy Freight aims to add more vehicles to its electric fleet, however currently the vans are only viable for local, or city runs because of a lack of commercial charging points and range issues.

The brand is additionally calling on the Government and courier industry to do more to support and facilitate a move to electric vehicles.

Steve Morris, Operations Manager at Speedy Freight Bournemouth, said: “We are delighted to welcome another electric vehicle to the Speedy Freight fleet.

“Now, not only will we continue delivering for local businesses across the south coast, but we will do so in a more environmentally friendly way.

“Speedy Freight has experienced a rapid expansion in recent years, and we continue to take as many steps as possible towards achieving a carbon neutral logistics solution.

“We are additionally calling on the Government and wider industry to follow in our stead – and do more to facilitate a move to electric vehicles.”

The same day courier brand operates over 60 branches across the UK, and has access to a fleet of 4,000 vehicles, ranging from full weight artics to small vans.

Despite recent challenges to the industry, the business has recently reported a compound growth of 39% this year, thanks to its expansion both in the UK and in Europe.

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