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Courier company Abby Couriers demonstrate electric powered delivery vehicle at Havering Town Hall

Basildon-based courier company Abby Couriers will be demonstrating its electric powered delivery vehicle at Havering Town Hall in Romford on Wednesday 17 March 2010.

Managing Director of Abby Couriers, Mark Giles, said: "Last autumn Abby Couriers launched three electric powered delivery vehicles on to the streets of London on regular delivery routes and they have proved a great success cutting carbon emissions in the capital and proving reliable and cost effective for our customers.

"Havering Council heard about the success of these vehicles, which are based in Vauxhall, and have asked to see them which is why we will be at Romford Town Hall on Wednesday 17 March 2010 so senior council officers can put the van through its paces to see if it would work for them.

"With deliveries to schools, leisure centres, offices and other premises across the Borough Havering has need for a reliable courier service and using electric powered vehicles could be a big benefit as it provides such a service and reduces fuel costs.

"We are confident electric vehicles will be a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution to the delivery requirements of Havering Council and hope that our demonstration will show that this is the way forward for them."

Founded in 1994 Abby Couriers is a family run firm with a Head Office in Luckyn Lane, Basildon – more details at www.abbycouriers.com

With almost 200 staff the firm has more than 175 drivers on the road providing Same Day Delivery Services across the United Kingdom and Europe for key clients who include DHL, FEDEX and TNT.

Abby Couriers is a member of the National Courier Association, the Federation of Small Businesses and Essex Chambers of Commerce.

During 2009 Abby Couriers won the Business to Business category in the Essex County Business Awards; the Staff Training and Development and the Business to Business Awards in the Basildon District Business Awards and the Green Business Award in the North and West London Business Awards.

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