Canada Post goes all electric in Nanaimo

Canada Post has taken delivery of 14 electric delivery vans at its Nanaimo depot, making it the CEP provider’s first location with an entirely electric fleet. The depot acts as a test location, as Canada Post is looking to electrify its last mile.

Sally Dam, Director of Urban Delivery Strategy, told CBC Vancouver that Nanaimo was selected as a test site because delivery vehicles there travel less than 50 kilometres daily. That way, the vans do not need to be charged during the workday, „Even in the coldest, harshest conditions, there is going to be enough battery range to last those routes,“ Dam said on TV.

Last summer, Canada Post announced plans to electrify its entire fleet of 14,000 vehicles by 2040. By 2030, already half of the delivery fleet should be electric.

And Purolator, a courier service owned by Canada Post, will invest one billion Canadian dollars in decarbonising its fleet within the decade, the company announced last week. This includes the purchase of more than 3,500 fully electric last-mile delivery vehicles and the electrification of more than 60 terminals.,


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