A commitment to invest £450,000 in Parcelhub electric vans has been announced by parent company Whistl, with a the rollout of within its regional depot network coming. Several vans are already operating from its Nottingham and Dinnington sites and over the coming months it will see additional all- electric vans added to its fleet across all sites as the electric charging infrastructure is expanded across its network to facilitate the van rollout.
Maxus eDeliver 9 electric vehicles will complement the current Parcelhub electric vans fleet undertaking on-site local collections for its customers, typically SME and mid-market online retailers and brands.
Parcelhub’s free multi-carrier shipping software gives access to ‘pooled volume’ discounted rates from their range of carrier partners. Dedicated proactive parcel management comes as standard.
In areas of full coverage, you can expect to see the Parcelhub electric vans turning up daily at retailers sites to collect the day’s shipments. In other areas third party carriers collect parcels and inject into the Parcelhub network. Since its acquisition by Whistl, Parcelhub has extended its coverage and sites throughout the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, East London and Essex.
We understand that we have an important role in reducing our impact on the environment in the areas in which we operate. Through this investment we will not only lower our C02 emissions but also those of our customers as we all try and play our part in becoming sustainable.– – Steve Marjoram, Managing Director, Parcelhub
Last month, Whistl announced that it had refreshed its Parcelhub brand aligning it more closely with the Group’s overall look and feel.