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Full shift to electric vans would melt Royal Mail's London hub, MPs told

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Re: Hmmm

Maybe all postal deliveries should be done after dark - so the EVs have all day in the sun to charge?

All day? In winter? In the UK? I take it you've never lived here.

In a UK winter a PV panel has an average capacity factor of around 5%, and may dip below 1% for days on end if there's no direct sunlight (and zero if there's snow on the panels). Even for one day's power for a delivery van, the required area of panels would be immense if it was to be reliable.

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