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London’s oldest courier launches zero emissions depot

The launch of Absolutely’s Eco Hub and commitment to increase its electric cargo bike fleet by 65 per cent aligns with the ultra low emission zone expansion in the UK capital in 2021.

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Absolutely already has a fleet of 30 electric vehicles for delivery
Absolutely already has a fleet of 30 electric vehicles for delivery

Absolutely, London’s longest established courier company and member of APC’s parcel delivery network, has launched a zero emission courier depot in London.

 

The opening follows ongoing investment, and commitment from Absolutely in supporting government initiatives to improve air quality across London and achieving the city’s target of carbon neutrality by 2030.

 

The business, whose heritage goes back to 1865, was featured in the 2020 Parliamentary Review highlighting its commitment, as well as service improvements for their valued customer base.

 

Eco cargo hub

 

The launch of the Eco Hub and Absolutely’s commitment to increase its electric cargo bike fleet by 65 per cent aligns with the ultra low emission zone (Ulez) expansion roll-out in 2021, as well as the petrol and diesel car ban across specific parts of London.

 

The new site in Holborn, Absolutely’s fourth location in London, provides an additional 5,000 square feet of space, allowing the business to expand its Central London sameday, overnight and fulfilment service offerings to local businesses, supporting their growth and enabling them to service a national customer base.

 

The site will also allow Absolutely to offer a temperature controlled and ambient fulfilment solution using its fast-expanding fleet of e-vehicles. To date, Absolutely has already invested in a fleet of 30 e-vehicles, with 90 per cent of all APC overnight collections currently collected or delivered on an electric van or cargo bike.

“Our customers across London are passionate about protecting the environment, whilst having to adapt their businesses and accelerate their online presence”

“Despite the recent difficulties of the pandemic, the launch of our Eco Hub is something we’ve been planning for some time to ensure our business is set up for long-term success; supporting our valued customers, as well as the Capital’s zero emissions target,” said Stuart Godman, CEO of Absolutely.

 

He added: “At a time when our customers across London are passionate about protecting the environment, whilst having to adapt their businesses and accelerate their online presence, we are committed to supporting their growth and providing them with improved service options to help them flourish in the years ahead. Our new Eco Hub is just the start of this commitment.”

 

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