New Zealand Post trials electric vans
New Zealand Post has announced that it will buy five electric vans to assess their suitability for use in the courier fleet. The new vehicles, which are being bought with assistance from EECA’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, will give courier drivers experience of driving an electric van, so that they can consider purchasing or leasing their own.
In a statement issued today (21 August), New Zealand Post said that the vans will be used at courier depots and delivery branches at different locations around the country.
New Zealand Post Sustainability Specialist Sam Bridgman says this initiative will help towards mainstreaming electric vans in our courier fleet.
“We would like to thank the EECA in helping us with this funding. In addition to our other low carbon initiatives, these vehicles will help us develop new ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the mail we deliver”.
New Zealand Post has over 1,000 vans and already has the largest roadworthy electric vehicle fleet in the country with the electric Paxster delivery vehicles.