Australia Post has taken its three-wheeled electric delivery vehicles (eDVs) off the road due to safety concerns with the front axle, according to media reports.
The national postal operator has committed to rolling out nearly 2,000 of the eDVs over the next few years. In October, the operator announced that 182 eDVs were being rolled out in Queensland to help deliver parcels more sustainably. The vehicles have the capacity to carry more than 100 small parcels and up to 1,200 letters.
The removal of the eDVs from Australia Post’s fleet has been undertaken as a precautionary measure and the post is currently working with the vehicle manufacturer to fix the safety issue.
A spokesperson from Australia Post said, “The safety of our people is paramount, importantly no one has been injured due to this issue, and we will only commence delivery with these vehicles once the manufacturer can confirm all axle issues are addressed. At this stage we don’t expect any impact to delivery services during this busy time of year.”