2. February 2023 | Press release

CitySprint continues EV fleet expansion with rollout of 40 new electric vans


CitySprint — the UK’s largest same day distribution company — has announced the expansion of their electric vehicle (EV) fleet with the acquisition of 40 new electric vans from vehicle manufacturer Maxus.

The new electric vans, which have an impressive range of up to 213 miles/ 344 kilometres on a full battery, will add to CitySprint’s expanding green fleet to offer customers a range of sustainable delivery options.

They have been strategically deployed across the UK with the aim of helping to reduce pollution levels in key cities in which CitySprint operates, including London, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and Birmingham.

With the expansion of Low and Ultra-Low Emission Zones in cities across the UK, the electric vans will be a valuable addition to CitySprint’s existing fleet and will play a part in ensuring the business continues to offer its customers a seamless and premium sustainable experience year-round.

Mark Footman, Chief Operating Officer at CitySprint commented:

“At CitySprint, we have always acknowledged that, due to the nature of our work, we — and the logistics industry as a whole — have an important role to play in lowering emissions. For us, doing the right thing for the environment, the communities in which we work and for the people who live, work and play in these communities is vital. That’s why we are constantly looking for ways to further strengthen our existing green fleet across the UK.

“Our new electric vans will help us to reduce our environmental impact in the cities in which we operate, and is a step in the right direction for us to achieve our aim of having a fleet of over 200 green vehicles across the major cities we work in the next 2 years.”

As a result of this acquisition, CitySprint’s electric vehicle fleet now comprises of 43 electric vans, 24 cargo bikes, 6 electric motorbikes and 4 electric bicycles, with the business continuing to explore ways to further grow this in the year ahead. This news follows the announcement last year that CitySprint has achieved carbon neutral status — 18 months ahead of schedule.



About CitySprint

  • CitySprint is the UK’s largest same day distribution company.

  • CitySprint supports businesses across the UK with a range of delivery solutions, including same day, UK overnight and international delivery, bespoke logistics design and specialist services for key sectors such as retail and healthcare.

  • CitySprint has two brands under the CitySprint name, supporting their specialist services. These include CitySprint Health and Transworld. 

  • CitySprint has a regional network of 30+ sites across the UK with a fleet of over 3,500 vehicles

  • CitySprint’s unique national same day delivery network can reach over 88% of mainland UK within 60 minutes (source: Crimson & Co.)

  • CitySprint is a member of DPDgroup, the largest parcel delivery network in Europe. DPDgroup is the parcel delivery network of GeoPost, a holding company owned by France’s La Poste.

  • CitySprint is committed to improving sustainability in the logistics industry. All 30+ service centres run on renewable energy, the fleet currently includes over 180+ emission free vehicles nationwide, and the company achieved carbon neutral status from the start of 2022. Details of CitySprint's CSR strategy can be found at https://www.citysprint.co.uk/about-us/csr

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