The London-based electric delivery fleet Gnewt has delivered it’s 10 millionth parcel emissions-free. The company estimates to have saved a total of 2.3 million kg of CO2 compared to standard diesel delivery. Gnewt currently operates a 120-strong EV fleet.
After being acquired by Menzies Distribution two years ago, Gnewt has been running electric parcel delivery services in the British capital. This was achieved following a recent expansion where the company expanded its postcode delivery capability by 50%. The technology used and tested by the electric fleet is also to be integrated into the larger fleet of the parent company Menzies Distribution, which currently operates a fleet of 2,000 delivery trucks and vans.
As Gnewt founder Sam Clarke, who founded the company 10 years ago stated, the company is quite proud of their achievement, as they have come quite a ways both in terms of physical deliveries, as well as technology since then: “Delivering 10 million parcels over 3.5 million emission-free miles is a significant milestone for Gnewt and for the environment. When we started the business 10 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.”
The company’s electric van fleet consists of Nissan e-NV200 electric vehicles.