Austrian and Swiss postal services pledge to go 100% EV by 2030

National postal companies Swiss Post and Austrian Post have committed to fully electrifying their delivery fleets by 2030. The announcement comes as they join EV100, an EV initiative led by non-profit The Climate Group. To join EV100, companies must make public commitments to integrate EVs into their service fleets or install EV chargers on premises for staff and customers.

As part of its pledge, Austrian Post is set to switch more than 9,000 vehicles to electric drive.

Austrian Post CEO Georg Pölzl said, “Austrian Post has been relying on the deployment of electric vehicles within the context of its CO₂ Neutral Delivery initiative since 2011. About 1,600 electric-powered bikes, mopeds, quads and cars are already in use in Austrian Post’s daily business.”

Post CH (a subsidiary of Swiss Post) said it will switch more than 10,000 vehicles to electric as part of its EV100 pledge. The company has already electrified its mail delivery fleet of 6,000 three-wheeled vehicles. It now plans to switch 4,600 delivery vans (up to 3.5 tons) and 180 service vehicles to EVs by 2030, as long as market supply, operating, and real estate conditions allow. All Post CH EVs are powered by 100% renewable energy.

Portuguese electricity company EDP and New Zealand’s Meridian Energy have also pledged to further electrify their fleets. Together, the four companies will switch 22,000 fossil-fuel vehicles to electric.

The Climate Group claims that, through its EV100 initiative, it’s promoting the electrification of more than two million vehicles by 2030.

Source: The Climate Group