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Royal Mail to buy 100 Peugeot electric vans for delivery vehicles

Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:00 pm

Via GCC:

Urban mail and package delivery is the ideal fit for commercial BEVs (within their range limitations) at the moment. Slow speeds, short distances, lots of time spent stopped and frequent regen, single-speed transmissions for simplicity and low maintenance, fleet use so providing multiple charge points is cost-effective.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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Re: Royal Mail to buy 100 Peugeot electric vans for delivery vehicles

Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:11 am

67 HP and 200 N-m (147.5 ft-lb) of torque means the Royal postmen (and women) won't be hooning that company car anytime soon. But I am glad they're doing it; in urban centers and small villages it's perfect for the job.

It's not the first electric postal vehicle though: ... 9lectrique
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Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.

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