CitySprint strikes fleet deal with Maxus for new electric vans

CitySprint is expanding its zero-emission fleet with the acquisition of 40 new electric vans from Maxus.

The new electric vans, which have a range of up to 213 miles, have been deployed across the UK with the aim of helping to reduce pollution levels in key cities in which CitySprint operates, including London, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and Birmingham.

With the expansion of clean air zones (CAZs) across the UK, CitySprint says that the electric vans will be a valuable addition to its existing fleet.

Mark Footman, chief operating officer at CitySprint, said: “At CitySprint, we have always acknowledged that, due to the nature of our work, we — and the logistics industry as a whole — have an important role to play in lowering emissions.

“For us, doing the right thing for the environment, the communities in which we work and for the people who live, work and play in these communities is vital. That’s why we are constantly looking for ways to further strengthen our existing green fleet across the UK.

“Our new electric vans will help us to reduce our environmental impact in the cities in which we operate and is a step in the right direction for us to achieve our aim of having a fleet of over 200 green vehicles across the major cities we work in the next two years.”

As a result of this acquisition, CitySprint’s electric vehicle fleet now comprises of 43 electric vans, 24 cargo bikes, six electric motorbikes and four electric bicycles, with the business continuing to explore ways to further grow this in the year ahead.

The news follows the announcement last year that CitySprint has achieved carbon neutral status — 18 months ahead of schedule.

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