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NGC Logistics has become the first Amazon delivery partner in the UK to put a fully electric van into service.

Operating out of Amazon’s Northampton delivery station, NGC used an all electric Renault Trucks Master Red EDITION ZE van powered by a 57kW ZE engine with 33kWh Lithium-ion battery to make deliveries on Black Friday. It is the first of four 3.1 tonne electric Master ZE’s to join its fleet and will service customers in Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Kevin Savage, operations director at NGC, said: “This investment into electric vans is entirely led by our customers; with Amazon clearly stating their intention to become carbon neutral and consumers becoming more aware of their impact on climate change.

“The need to change without slowing the supply chain or significantly increasing cost was paramount and has been achieved through cooperation with everyone involved delivering the program in time for the busiest period of the year,” Savage added.

“With the ever-increasing demand for environmentally-friendly vehicles and the introduction of more low emission zones, we decided to not only invest in electric vehicles but also to set ourselves a challenging deadline of a Black Friday launch to market.”