Austria Post to provide CO 2-free delivery to Vienna by 2025

Austria Post to provide CO 2-free delivery to Vienna by 2025

Austrian Post has put its 3,000th electric vehicle into operation. The latest addition to the yellow-green e-fleet is stationed in Vienna and also marks the start of the implementation of “Green Vienna”. By 2025, Austrian Post wants to make the German capital completely CO2-free. “With our 3,000th electric vehicle, we are tackling an ambitious project: CO 2-free delivery in Vienna by 2025. With the first 40 e-vans, we are now starting green parcel delivery in Vienna. As early as autumn, we want to make Donaustadt the first district to completely switch to CO 2-free delivery,” explains Peter Umundum, Director of the Management Board for Parcel & Logistics at Österreichische Post AG. By rolling out further electric vehicles, Austrian Post will deliver all letters, advertising items, print media and small parcels (delivery directly to the in-house mailbox systems) emission-free in Vienna as early as spring. In order for this to succeed, 1,200 deliverers will be on duty for the Viennese every day on foot, with e-bikes, e-mopeds or e-vans.

At the same time, Austrian Post is starting the expansion of charging stations at its Vienna logistics locations in order to successively convert all 23 districts completely to e-mobility by 2025. Swiss Post will replace around 350 conventional vehicles with combustion engines with new electric vehicles. The investment volume amounts to around 20 million euros. ELECTRICITY FROM PHOTOVOLTAICS, SECOND LIFE FOR VEHICLE BATTERIESWith 3,000 e-vehicles, including around 1,200 e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, e-mopeds and e-trikes as well as over 1,800 e-vans, Austrian Post already operates the largest e-fleet in the country. By 2030, it will deliver all parcels, letters, print media and advertising mailings throughout Austria emission-free. Since February 2022, only electric vehicles have been purchased for delivery, and around 1,000 more electric vehicles are now to follow each year. Austrian Post is already generating some of the electricity itself: 13 photovoltaic systems with an output of around 4.3 megawatts peak (MWp) have been installed throughout Austria. A further 4.5 MWp are under construction and the expansion of a further 9 MWp is already planned. Only green electricity from Austria is purchased. Austrian Post’s electric vehicles have not only proven themselves in daily use since 2011, but are also ideal for start-stop operation and enjoy great popularity among delivery staff. The life cycle of an electric vehicle is already cheaper for  Austrian Post than the use of an equivalent vehicle with a combustion engine, and they also have significantly lower wear and lower energy costs.Austrian Post considers the entire life cycle of electric vehicles and their batteries, using software-supported battery monitoring, including wear forecasts. With a focus on the second-life use of used vehicle batteries after upgrade, repair or recycling, they can also be used as stationary energy storage devices.

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