The Austrian Post is increasingly using electric delivery vehicles. Last year, the country’s largest logistics company received a total of 110 Renault Kangoo Z.E. all-electric vans, 139 more of which are currently in the process of being delivered.
According to its own figures, Austrian Post operates the country’s largest fleet of electric vehicles with a total of more than 1,600 electric vehicles. A few months ago, the company joined the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, as did Swiss Post, among others, and is thus committed to the complete electrification of its fleet by 2030.
“As part of the CO2-neutral delivery initiative launched in 2011, Austrian Post delivers all letters, parcels, magazines and advertising mail in Austria in a CO2-neutral manner,” says Peter Umundum, Member of the Management Board of Österreichische Post AG responsible for Parcel & Logistics. “With the deployment of an additional 249 electric vehicles, we are taking a further step towards implementing our strategy of zero-emission delivery on the last mile by 2030”.
Just a few weeks ago, Swiss Post announced that it would be using up to 400 delivery vans with electric drives for parcel delivery by 2023. So far, MAN eTGE has been the main vehicle used for this purpose. Swiss Post has been relying on electric mobility for some time now, but so far only for letter delivery. This is now to be extended to parcel delivery as well.