Australia Post is saying “Good Bye” to noisy, polluting petrol powered motorcycles switching to quiet, emissions free electric delivery vehicles (eDVs). This year, Australia Post will have 3200 eDVs on the road delivering mail and is on track to completely replace their fleet of petrol powered motorbikes by 2025.
The eDVs offer a safer, more comfortable way for postal workers to deliver the mail and they carry three times more freight, with a capacity of 1200 letters and 100 small parcels.
The Whyalla Veterinary Clinic and Australia Post making the transition to electric vehicles. One of the new Australia Post eDVs in Whyalla delivering mail, with a BYD Atto 3 electric car in the background.
The eDV’s can carry a load of 120Kg, with a range of 115Km and take 10 hours to charge on 240 power outlet. The eDVs are more maneuverable than a motor bike, much more visible and the absence of any noise means the driver is better able to hear other vehicles approaching, all of which makes them a safer vehicle.
Australia Post is committed to growing their electric fleet to reduce their carbon footprint and as part of this, Australia Post is changing some their trucks over to all electric Fuso eCanter.