Royal Mail Group signs up EDF for EV charging

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Royal Mail Group has signed a deal with EDF in the UK to deliver electric vehicle  infrastructure.

Royal Mail Group electric van pulled up outside EDF’s Exeter offices

The three-year framework will support Royal Mail Group’s commitment under the Optimise Prime Project – the world’s largest commercial electric vehicle project – and will see EDF provide charging points, associated maintenance and ancillary items such as signs, bollards and wheel stops.

The agreement will initially see chargers installed on Royal Mail Group sites in the South East of England, with potential for this to increase as required.

Philippe Commaret, managing director for customers at EDF, said: “The fact that the largest fleet operator in Europe has committed to such an ambitious project is a turning point in our journey to a low-carbon future.

“Working with Royal Mail to install EV infrastructure at their UK sites will allow them to accelerate towards an electric future, and hopefully inspire other businesses to follow suit.”

Paul Gatti, fleet director at Royal Mail Group, added: “As we continue to realise our EV ambitions, we are careful to choose the right partners along the journey. We chose to work with EDF Energy – not just as a supplier – but also as a solutions partner to implement our new sustainability strategy. Over the three years we are confident that, alongside EDF Energy, we can deliver the infrastructure needed to power Europe’s largest commercial fleet of EVs.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.