The right drive on their rounds

A parcel carrier starts and stops the engine of his delivery van around 100 times a day. This means that the clutch, gearbox and starter have to be serviced and replaced regularly. With electric vehicles, it’s different: they are particularly well suited to short distances with many starts and stops. Quiet and environmentally friendly, these vehicles have an output of 109 horsepower and a maximum speed of 120 kilometres per hour. Recharging the batteries – with 100 percent eco-electricity – takes seven hours. Swiss Post is testing the vehicles’ suitability with regard to their range, driving comfort and the reaction from customers. The goal is to also increase the use of energy-efficient alternative drives for parcel deliveries in order to further reduce CO2 emissions.