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Post-Expo 2015: Blue Solutions launches new blueutility electric van for last mile delivery

Blue Solutions, part of the Bolloré Group, has launched its specially modified blueutility electric van for use in the postal sector at Post-Expo 2015.

The van is based on the company’s bluecar concept, which was the best selling highway-capable electric vehicle in France in 2012. The company has now tweaked its product to provide a green alternative for last mile delivery in the postal sector.

The modifications include expanding the vehicle's load capacity from 900 liters to 1,425 liters, an increase of nearly 60%, and installing a passenger door that can open by 85º, providing easier access for the loading and unloading of parcels. The blueutility electric van weighs approximately 255kg with one person on board, providing an urban-use range of 250km (155mi) and a top speed of 120kmh (75mph).

October 1, 2015


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Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017


UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

16 August, 2017

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