Royal Mail launched electric truck made by Arrival

Royal Mail will be greener with an all-electric van from Arrival. The UK postal service tested nine electric trucks to deliver letters and packages in London and beyond. The trucks have three different sizes, have 100 mile mileage and produce zero emissions. Arrival claims it will have a capacity of producing 50,000 vehicles annually in factories that use AIs and robots.

Tinuku Royal Mail launched electric truck made by Arrival

"Royal Mail is delighted to be collaborating with Arrival and pioneering the adoption of large electric commercial vehicles. We will be putting them through their paces over the next several months to see how they cope with the mail collection demands from our larger sites," said Paul Gatti, Royal Mail Fleet’s Managing Director.

"We have trialled electric trucks before but not of this type of innovative design and look forward to see what additional benefits they can bring to our existing fleet of around 49,000 vehicles," said Gatti. Royal Mail launched electric truck made by Arrival

The electric van has the same price as the diesel. The red trucks, the iconic cross-bar and crown logo are built from ultra-light composite materials to reduce operating costs by more than 50 percent. The new design looks more futuristic than the Postman Pat truck.

"Cities like London will benefit hugely from a switch to electric, in terms of both pollution and noise," said Arrival CEO Denis Sverdlov.