CitySprint, a UK-based company offering delivery and logistics solutions, has procured 40 new electric vans from Chinese commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturer Maxus as part of its expanding fleet of delivery vehicles.
The company plans to strategically deploy the electric vehicles (EVs) across the UK to assist in the reduction of pollution in cities such as London, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and Birmingham.
CitySprint has expressed that the vans make a valuable addition to its current fleet following the expansions of the Low Emission Zones (LEZ) and Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ).
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.”
“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…in the next two years.”
Following this purchase, CitySprint’s EV fleet now comprises 43 electric vans, 24 cargo bikes, six electric motorbikes and four electric bicycles.
The new vans have a range of up to 213 miles (344km) on a full charge and will support the courier to increase its offering of sustainable delivery options.
What’s more, in July 2022, the company achieved carbon neutral status and has been working with Carbon Neutral Britain to monitor and offset its emissions every quarter.