Swiss Post goes fully electric in Zurich and Bern
Citizens in the Swiss cities of Zurich and Bern will now have their letters and parcels delivered by electric vehicle. By the end of 2024, all delivery vehicles in Geneva and Basel will also become fully electric, as well as some 50 other locations in the mountainous country.
Swiss Post buying more electric vans
MAN has delivered eleven units of their eTGE to Swiss Post, which is deploying the electric transporters in Berne, Geneva and St. Gallen. Swiss Post intends to use up to 400 electric-powered delivery vans for parcel delivery by 2023.
Swiss & Austrian Post commit to electrify fleets
The EV100 initiative of the Climate Group organisation has received four new members, namely the Swiss Post, Austrian Post, Portugal’s EDP and Meridian Energy from New Zealand. They all pledge to further electrify their service fleets by 2030.
Baden-Württemberg, Austria, Swiss Post, Vodafone.
2,000 new chargers in 3 years: The German federal state of Baden-Württemberg announced plans to increase its number of public EV charging stations in order to create a state-wide network with charge stops every 10 km. The corresponding cabinet paper earmarks up to 10m euros to erect 2,000 new charging stations until 2020 with two charge points each. A final decision is still outstanding though.
Funding for electric bicycles: After starting a rebate programme for EVs this month, Austria will also give incentives to companies, municipalities, and associations to purchase electric bicycles. From April, 1 on, the state-funding is to include 200 euros per pedelec and 500 euros per cargo bike with pedal-assist.
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Electric boost for used car market: Swiss Post is about to resell 1,300 units of its 5,000 strong fleet of Renault Kangoo ZEs. Together with specialist BCAuto Enchères, La Poste will resale its electric vans that are over five years old to professionals through a white label web platform.
Scooters sharing to kick-off: Vodafone Germany and the start-up Walberg Urban Electrics launched a connected and electric scooter that works like a pedelec, meaning you have to have that kick you had as a kid. Vodafone users may use an app to locate a free ElektroRoller2Go and travel up to 42 km on a charge.
Fine print: New York state’s PEV rebate scheme has reportedly started but funding depends on electric miles. Only EVs with over 120 miles of range are eligible for the full 2,000 dollar grant. Plus, any EV with list prices over 60,000 dollars will benefit from 500 dollars only – sorry, Tesla.