Post Company Cars Ltd manages more than 24,000 vehicles. Just like Swiss Post, many external companies also benefit from its great expertise. The subsidiary is actively developing its skills in the e-mobility sector.
For tourists, the car-free spa resort of Braunwald, situated at 1,256 metres above sea level in the Canton of Glarus, can only be reached by funicular railway. The only motor vehicles on the roads of the village belong to farmers and tradespeople – and Swiss Post. Until 2020, postal deliveries were made with a diesel vehicle. Now, an electric quad bike is in use. Post Company Cars evaluated this model on behalf of PostMail.
“Because the roads in Braunwald are very steep, and snowy in winter, the replacement vehicle had to have the advantages of an off-road vehicle,” says Nigel Storny, Managing Director of Post Company Cars Ltd. While the market does offer various models with powerful electric motors that represent a real alternative to diesel vehicles, Post Company Cars still had one change made to the standard version of the quad bike: “To facilitate its use in difficult terrain, the lithium batteries were retrofitted with a temperature management system,” says Nigel Storny.
The electric quad bike introduced in Braunwald is an example of the special skills that Post Company Cars can offer its customers: proven expertise when it comes to the available drive technologies and flexibility for customer-specific solutions. “In addition to our role as fleet managers, we also see ourselves as mobility consultants,” says Nigel Storny.
Issues that Post Company Cars is currently including in its customer consultations are car sharing within companies and telematics: “The ‘smartification’ of vehicles will continue to change the market for efficient and sustainable mobility solutions,” believes Nigel Storny.
In total, Post Company Cars manages more than 24,000 vehicles, ranging from small motorcycles to articulated trucks. The Swiss Post subsidiary operates independently of any manufacturer, allowing it to provide customers with the right service for each case. As a full-service fleet manager, Post Company Cars offers all services from a single source, from procurement, financing, insurance, maintenance, repairs and fuel supply to the resale of vehicles via the company’s own used vehicle center in Berne. Within Swiss Post Group, Post Company Cars has positioned itself as an e-mobility competence center and has pressed ahead with expanding its e-vehicle fleet. All three-wheeled motorcycles are already electrified, and many of the vehicles run on eco-electricity.