EDF to provide electric vehicle infrastructure for Royal Mail
Published: 31 January 2020 - Carly Wills
Royal Mail Group has signed a deal with EDF in the UK to deliver electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. This will support Royal Mail Group’s commitment under the Optimise Prime Project – the world's largest commercial electric vehicle project.
The three-year framework will see EDF provide charging points, associated maintenance and ancillary items such as signs, bollards and wheel stops. The initial scope for this agreement will see chargers installed on Royal Mail Group sites in the South East of England, with potential for this to increase as required.
Choosing EDF as the framework provider of choice forms part of Royal Mail Group’s commitment to sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint. The adoption of EVs across its business will play a key part in achieving its sustainability goals.
Philippe Commaret, managing director for customers at EDF, says: “The fact that the largest fleet operator in Europe has committed to such an ambitious project is a turning point in our journey to a low carbon future.
“Working with Royal Mail to install EV infrastructure at their UK sites will allow them to accelerate towards an electric future, and hopefully inspire other businesses to follow suit.”
Paul Gatti, fleet director at Royal Mail Group, says: “As we continue to realise our EV ambitions, we are careful to choose the right partners along the journey. We chose to work with EDF Energy – not just as a supplier – but also as a solutions partner to implement our new sustainability strategy. Over the three years we are confident that, alongside EDF Energy, we can deliver the infrastructure needed to power Europe’s largest commercial fleet of EVs.”