The Rise of Electric Vehicles

Grahame Bennett, Head of Fleet Engineering

Grahame currently leads a team of vehicle engineers that set specification for Royal Mail Group’s 47,000 vehicle fleet; the largest in Europe. His team also support Royal Mail Fleet’s network of 110 workshops across the UK in the delivery of service, maintenance and repair for Royal Mail and external customers. The team are constantly looking to innovate, to improve the efficiency of the fleet and to reduce the environmental impact.

Grahame started his career in Royal Mail Fleet’s workshops before moving into transport management in 1987 where he was managing several different business units within the Group. Following some time managing in regional distribution centres to process mail in the south east, he returned to the Royal Mail Fleet in 2013 leading the Engineering and Fleet Compliance teams.

Session Overview

In a joint session with Matt Key of electric vehicle manufacturer Arrival, Grahame will outline Royal Mail’s investments in electric vehicles, including the year long nine-vehicle trial of Arrival vehicles in central London.

Grahame will discuss his role in ensuring efficiency across the largest fleet in Europe, through innovation and best practice. He will focus on Royal Mail’s investment in electric, looking at the potential benefits and what the future may hold…