The Royal Mail has signed an agreement with Peugeot to purchase 100 Partner L2 Electric vans for use as delivery vehicles across the UK. Charging stations will be installed at all sites prior to the vans going into service from December 2017. Launched in February 2017, this is the first major fleet order for the 552kg payload Partner Electric. Power comes from a compact and highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor producing 49kW (67hp) at 4,000rpm and maximum torque of 200Nm. The front wheels are driven through a speed reducer and single ratio gearbox.