UK’s first 16 t e-truck on route in London
DHL has begun operating the first purpose-built fully electric 16-t vehicle in the UK. The Volvo FL Electric 4x2 rigid is now part of DHL Supply Chain’s fleet in London, making last mile deliveries into the West End shopping district.
The vehicle is powered by four 200 kWh batteries which can run for 190 km, carrying a maximum of 12 pallets and weighing up to 6 t. It will recharge overnight at DHL’s base in Purfleet for daily operations into the city centre.
As a zero emission vehicle, it will not contribute any carbon nor harmful emissions into the atmosphere. It will also be three-star compliant with the London direct vision standard, having all-round visibility and supporting the safety of all London’s road users, the company said. (ben)