PGS Global Logistics said it had become the first operator in Birmingham to add a fully electric HGV to its fleet after taking delivery of a Volvo FM EV 4x2 tractor unit.

PGS has already invested in 10 e-vehicles for use both in its warehouse facilities and on the road and it is planning further expansion of electric trucks throughout 2024.

The FM will be used for overnight trunking across its operations for the Pallet-Track network and APC Overnight.

The Globetrotter tractor unit was supplied by the Hartshorne Group and features six batteries producing 490kw (666bhp).

It will be charged by day from solar generated energy at the company’s £12m West Bromwich logistics hub, which opened last year

PGS founder and MD Paul Eyles said: “We’re proud to be the first company in Birmingham to operate a fully-electric artic and it’s proof that our new West Bromwich eco-site is already offering us much more than just storage space; supporting our valued customers as well as reaching our own goals of carbon neutrality.”