AusPost to roll out 1000 electric delivery vehicles

Australia Post have ordered 1000 electric delivery vehicles (eDVs) expected to be rolled out Australia wide from June of this year.

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.

The eDVs:

  • 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.

Source: evtalk.com.au – AusPost adding 1000 electric delivery vehicles

15 Feb 2019