AusPost to roll out 1000 electric delivery vehicles
AusPost is also committed to distribute an additional 4000 electric bikes as they move towards reducing their carbon emissions by 25% by 2020.
AusPost kicked off eDVs trials in 2017 and have since rolled out 2000 e-bikes and 100 eDVs. The additions to a fleet of over 16,000 vehicles has earned AusPost the title of the nation’s largest EV fleet operator.
The extra EVs provide a range of benefits for posties, customers and the environment, Australia Post Group, Chief Operating Officer, Bob Black says and he is hoping the company’s move will set a standard across Australia.
- can carry three times as much as motorcycles, accommodating the growth in parcel volumes,
- are safer than the conventional motorcycle,
- are easier to see,
- can deliver directly to the customer’s door, and
- can collect mail from street boxes.
15 Feb 2019