Electric delivery fleet Gnewt by Menzies Distribution has delivered its ten millionth  parcel emission-free, saving what it estimates to be 2.3m kg of CO2 compared to standard diesel delivery vehicles.

The firm, which pioneered parcel deliveries using electric vehicles (EVs) is also celebrating 10 years in business. During this time it claims to have grown its fleet to more than 120 EVs and cut CO2 emissions by an average of 67% per parcel.

Gnewt has recently grown its postcode delivery capability by 50% and, as part of Menzies Distribution, will roll out EV technology and deliveries across the Menzies Distribution fleet of more than 2000 trucks and vans in 2020.

The strategy will also see the acquisition of new electric vehicles and the introduction of rapid charging infrastructure across Menzies’ UK network of 65 depots.

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Commented Sam Clarke of Gnewt by Menzies Distribution: “Delivering ten million parcels over 3.5 million emission-free miles is a significant milestone for Gnewt and for the environment. When we started the business ten years ago, EVs were regarded as a novelty and many people didn’t see them as a viable part of a mass logistics delivery network.

“Today that has changed beyond all recognition and the work that the team at Gnewt has undertaken has helped shape government and local authority policy and enabled leading retailers to embrace the electric vehicle revolution.

“We are also pleased to see major retail brands getting on board with the future of electric delivery as we gain more and more clients. We are also continuing to work with local authorities and government as we plan to extend into other cities across the UK."