Perfect partners to decarbonise retail distribution in Central London

An intriguing partnership was announced today, involving Volta Trucks, owner of property, The Crown Estate, and Clipper Logistics, its distribution supplier, to decarbonise and consolidate supplies to London’s world-renowned Regent Street retailers, improving air quality and congestion in the city center can be improved.

The all-electric Volta Zero, due to pilot launch in summer 2022, is a key part of The Crown Estate’s latest consolidation scheme for its Regent Street customers as part of its ongoing drive to reduce emissions in London’s West End. to decrease.

For Regent Street customers of The Crown Estate, this provides access to a single accessible consolidation centre, just outside London’s congestion charging zone, where their deliveries are combined and sent to and from the store.

Since 2008, Clipper Logistics has partnered with The Crown Estate to implement the Regent Street delivery programme, which has merged multiple individual freight delivery journeys into fewer combined journeys, helping to tackle London’s traffic congestion, improve local air quality and increase retailer efficiency. is supported. . The initiative was the first of its kind in London and has benefited many Regent Street customers.

“This partnership is another important step toward reducing congestion, improving air quality and making our West End streets safer and more accessible,” said Judith Everett, Executive Director for Purpose, Sustainability & Stakeholder at The Crown Estate. “It will be a win-win for us and our customers as it supports their deliveries and our shared sustainability ambitions. It builds on our ongoing work of testing and testing to see what works best for everyone who uses our streets, now and in the future.”

“As a company, we recognize that we are road users who travel a lot of miles, but we are committed to reducing unnecessary miles on the road and ensuring that what we collect is cleaner,” added Mick Doe, Transport Operations Director at Clipper Logistics. .

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