Croatian Post rolls out electric mopeds

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Croatian Post has boosted its postal service fleet with 26 new electric mopeds.

The company has been expanding its sustainable delivery fleet for several years and with the addition of the electric mopeds, it will have a total of 246 electric vehicles, including 40 four-wheelers.

The mopeds can reach a top speed of 45km/h and travel 98km on a single charge. By using electric mopeds for delivering mail, the post estimates it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 20 tons a year.

The acquisition of the mopeds was co-financed from the government’s Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund’s nonrepayable funds. The vehicles will be used in busy downtown areas and on island delivery routes, i.e., where gas stations are far from the nearest post offices.

Croatian Post noted it has been working intensively on CO reduction projects, while also expanding its green fleet. In order to ensure further expansion of its electric fleet, electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in Velika Gorica, Osijek and Zadar. Velika Gorica and Osijek are 50kW stations, while the station in Zadar has a rating of 22kW. With the strategic deployment of charging stations, the logistic capacities for electric vehicles have been increased.

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