An Post trials electric post vans on city routes @Postvox @renaultireland


An Post trials electric post vans on city routes 
An Post and Renault Ireland are joining forces in Ireland’s first ever on-the-road trial of electrically powered post vans. 
Dublin Postwoman, Caroline Doyle, unveiled her new Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric Postvan at Dublin’s GPO. She will start trialling the vehicle on a cross-city Dublin collection and delivery route from Monday with An Post Chief Executive, Donal Connell and eric based, MD renault Ireland.
The detailed like-for-like study will compare the energy/fuel efficiency, maintenance costs and overall performance of the Renault Kangoo Z.E. (electric) mini van against its traditional diesel counterpart over designated city postal routes in Dublin, Cork and Galway over the next 12 months.
An Post operates one of Ireland’s largest fleets with over 2,700 vehicles ranging from smaller vans to large articulated vehicles.  The company uses more than 7.5 million litres of diesel annually and in 2011, the company’s fleet-related fuel costs were in the region of €10 million. 

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