Left: Postman Knut Håvard Solberg shows the new Renault to minister of transport, Ketil Solvik-Olsen, and Norway Post CEO Dag Mejdell
Norway Post has invested in approximately 300 electric cars as part of its extensive program to reduce CO? emissions. Over the next year, the post will introduce the new vehicles into its mail distribution fleet throughout the entire country.
Norway Post’s environmental accounts show that the transition to environmentally friendly vehicles has significantly reduced CO? emissions and saved the group millions of Euros.
“This represents a milestone in our environmental work. Norway Post is one of the Nordic region’s biggest transport operators and our CO? emissions are quite large. We are now seeing the rather significant results from the measures we have implemented. The purchase of new electric cars is one of the major contributors to us meeting our environmental targets,” said CEO Dag Mejdell.
In total, Norway Post has around 3,700 routes throughout Norway and the new cars are smaller distribution vehicles that will primarily be used in densely-populated areas and for mid-length routes. Over the past five years, Norway Post has introduced more than 900 electric vehicles and trailers into its mail distribution operations; they are used for routes of varying length, topography and number of deliveries per route.
“We also use environmentally friendly fuel in 200 of our larger cars and we only buy new vehicles that live up to the leading environmental standards. Our investment in environmentally friendly logistics and mail distribution extends beyond the purchase of electric cars,” added Mejdell.
Renault has been selected as the primary supplier of the new electric cars, with Nissan as the secondary supplier.
June 23, 2015