Posten, the Norwegian postal service, has ordered 240 Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E.s. The red Renaults will join the company’s existing fleet of 900 EVs (cars, bikes, quadricycles and trailers).
The electric version of the Kangoo light-duty commercial van has a typical range of 80 to 125 km. Posten’s Kangoos will mostly be used in high-density urban areas.
Posten has set a goal of reducing its CO2 emissions by 40% by 2020, a substantial move considering that the company, with its large vehicle fleet, accounts for no less than 1% of Norway’s total emissions.
EV sales in Norway have grown to 20% of all new vehicle sales, stimulated by generous government incentives, including exemptions from VAT, road taxes, parking fees and tolls.