Australia Post is all set for the holiday rush as it adds three Fuso eCanters to its electric delivery fleet in Melbourne. This is a welcome addition to AusPost’s existing fleet of more than 2100 electric delivery vehicles and 1400 electric bicycles.
Australia Post General Manager Networks, James Dixon has expressed his excitement for the addition the addition of the Fuso eCanter units to their delivery fleet.
“We’re very proud to be Australia’s largest electric fleet operator, but up until this point our electric fleet has consisted solely of smaller delivery vehicles that are used for the last-mile,” Mr Dixon said.
“We’ve trialled a range of electric trucks previously, but the Fuso eCanter is the first we’ve found that suits both Australian conditions and our unique operational needs,” Mr Dixon concluded.”
Likewise, Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific, which represents the Fuso, said that the AusPost is the perfect partner for this kind of endeavor.
Daimler President and CEO Daniel Whitehead said that they are “is thrilled to partner with such an iconic brand as Australia Post on a journey towards carbon neutral freight transportation in Australia,”
The move to add more electric trucks to their delivery fleet is part of Australia Post’s 2020-22 Corporate Responsibility plan and its science-based target to reduce emission by 15 per cent by 2025.
“This is an important milestone for our business. We know that every delivery has a carbon footprint which is why we’re committed to reducing our emissions through growing our electric fleet and increasing our renewable energy production to help power these new vehicles,” Australia Post Chief Sustainability Officer Susan Mizrahi said.