bpost has made all letters and parcel deliveries sustainable across the whole of the municipality of Verviers in Belgium, with 42 regular delivery rounds to more than 55,000 inhabitants in Verviers, Stembert and Heusy now made by electric vehicle.
The use of EVs for deliveries is supported by a network of 10 pick-up points which enable residents of the area to collect their packages, on foot or by bicycle, just a few meters from their homes. This initiative reduces the company’s emissions and improves the area’s air quality.
The fleet of the Thimister distribution center (114 rounds in total, including the 42 rounds in Verviers) is expected to become 100% electric, enabling emission-free delivery of parcels and mail to other entities in the region.
Geoffrey Dokens, multiple customer manager (MCM) at bpost Thimister-Clermont, said, “bpost contributes to more sustainable urban development in Verviers, particularly in the town center, where everyone remembers the devastating floods. Half of our fleet has been electrified, but we are not stopping here. We will extend the zero-emission delivery zone as soon as we can take other green vehicles into service. Postwomen and men contribute, on a daily basis, to this ecological transition.”
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