Perfect partners to decarbonise Central London retail distribution
An intriguing partnership has been announced today, involving Volta Trucks, property owner, The Crown Estate and Clipper Logistics, its distribution provider, to decarbonise and consolidate deliveries into London’s world-famous Regent Street retailers, improving air quality and congestion in the city centre.
Set to launch as a trial in summer 2022, the full-electric Volta Zero is a key component of The Crown Estate’s latest delivery consolidation scheme for its Regent Street customers as part of its ongoing commitment to reducing emissions throughout London’s West End.
For The Crown Estate’s Regent Street customers, this offers access to a single accessible consolidation centre, just outside London’s congestion charge zone, where their deliveries are combined and dispatched to and from store.
Since 2008, Clipper Logistics have been working with The Crown Estate to operate the Regent Street delivery scheme, which has been consolidating multiple individual goods delivery trips into fewer combined journeys, helping to tackle London’s traffic congestion, improving local air quality, and supporting retailer efficiency. The initiative was the first of its kind in London and has benefited many Regent Street customers.
“This partnership is another important step towards reducing congestion, improving air quality, and making our streets safer and more accessible across the West End,” said Judith Everett, Executive Director for Purpose, Sustainability & Stakeholder at The Crown Estate. “It will be a win-win for us and our customers, helping support their deliveries and our joint sustainability ambitions. It builds on our continued work to trial and test to see what works best for everyone using our streets, now and in the future.”
“As a business, we recognise we are high-milage road users, but we are committed to reducing unnecessary road miles, and ensuring that what we do accumulate is cleaner,” added Mick Doe, Transport Operations Director at Clipper Logistics.”