Canada Post to electrify entire fleet by 2040

Canada Post has announced plans to convert its fleet of nearly 14,000 vehicles to all-electric vehicles by 2040. Already by 2030, at least half of the fleet should be electric.

Canada Post has said it is currently testing a number of electric and low-emission vehicles for the transition. Among these is a delivery vehicle designed specifically for urban use that has a top speed of 40 km/h. This vehicle will be used in delivery operations for a year for testing. Further details on fleet electrification and infrastructure have not yet been made available.

In total, Canada Post says it is investing one billion Canadian dollars (730 million euros) in the fleet transformation. “We have a responsibility to Canadians, and to their children and grandchildren, to help lead the way to a more sustainable future,” said Doug Ettinger, President and CEO. “Canada Post has one of the biggest fleets in the country, over 68,000 employees, a significant real estate portfolio, and an extensive supply chain. The challenge ahead is great, and we know the greening of our transportation is critical.”

Cheryl Hodder, Chief Sustainability and Legal Officer. “We’ll collaborate with our suppliers, customers, partners and bargaining agents to meet our science-based target, while encouraging others to reduce emissions and take action.”


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