Austrian Post is now using 145 electric vehicles to provide emission-free delivery of parcels, letters, print media and advertising to customers in the city of Innsbruck.
The vehicles use green electricity generated in Austria, and there are 126 charging stations available around the city. The post has invested approximately €4m (US$4.3m) in the sustainable vehicles.
Parcel deliveries are made directly from the Tyrol logistics center in Vomp, while letters, print media and advertising items are delivered from three delivery bases in Innsbruck.
“We have kept our sustainability promise and are now starting green delivery in Innsbruck,” said Peter Umundum, member of the management board for parcel and logistics at Österreichische Post AG. “Whether it’s an online order, a letter from the authorities or a flyer with important offers, our e-fleet ensures CO2 -free delivery. In Innsbruck, we will now cover around 1,000,000km per year purely electrically, saving almost 100,000 liters of diesel.”
Austrian Post is also making sustainable investments in its mountain delivery service. It is using renewable hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) for the first time to refuel its four-wheel-drive vehicles used for deliveries in the cadastral municipalities of Hötting and Hungerburg, which are part of Innsbruck. Austrian Post expects that the first electric all-wheel-drive commercial vehicles will be available by the end of the year and the last two combustion vehicles can then be retired in Innsbruck.
Austrian Post has the largest e-fleet in the country and is growing rapidly. Since spring 2022, only electric vehicles have been purchased for the delivery fleet, with around 1,000 new electric vehicles added every year. The Austria-wide e-fleet consists of 1,052 e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, e-mopeds and e-trikes as well as 2,970 e-vans.
By 2030, Austrian Post will convert its entire delivery fleet of 10,000 vehicles to electric drive and deliver all consignments completely emission-free.
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