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Milestones for e-mobility at Swiss Post

Swiss Post has been supporting electromobility for many years as part of its corporate responsibility strategy. Over 40 percent of its vehicle fleet is already powered by green electricity.

Sandra Gonseth

Eveline Wüest, car engineer at PostBus, sits on the roof of an electric Postbus in Interlaken (Copyright: Monika Flückiger)

E-mobility milestones at SWISS POST

2010

Launch of the first three-wheeled electric scooters.
As of 2017, the entire fleet of scooters has been converted.

2016

The first electric bus is brought into operation as a shuttle in Saas-Fee. The first e-vehicle to be used on scheduled routes follows in Interlaken in 2017. Today, PostBus has five e-buses in service.

2017

Discarded scooter batteries are used as stationary energy storage units for solar power.

2017

First experience of using e-delivery vans for parcel delivery. In order to reach the required load capacity, they need to be upgraded with an attachment.

2018

2018: Swiss Post signs the Swiss Confederation’s “Electromobility Roadmap 2022”. The aim is to increase the proportion of newly registered e-vehicles to 15 percent by 2022.

2019

2019: Post CH Ltd becomes a member of “EV100”. The goals of the international climate initiative: to accelerate e-mobility and convert fleets to e-power by 2030.

2019

Starting this summer, Swiss Post is testing 11 electrically powered delivery vans from the manufacturer MAN and 10 delivery vans from the manufacturer SAIC for parcel delivery.

written by

Sandra Gonseth

Editor