No word yet, whether if they are also going to be used durring the cold winter
Cycling is definitely one if not the most eco-friendly way of traveling around so having a bicycle for instance, to deliver mail is without a doubt a smart decision in times when we are franticly looking on how to spare as much CO2 exhausts as possible. Still, having bicycles for postal services is nothing extraordinary. However, bicycle-like trollies, Posten Norge is implementing into its portfolio are not really what they seem to be on the first glance.
Simple looking trollies with open cabin are in fact the latest purchase of Posten Norge, Norwegian Postal Service in a country with the highest share of alternative fueled vehicle. And yes, they are powered by electricity-combined with an option of being powered by pedals. Small vehicle, made by an Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) from Oxfordshire, UK is an answer to more and more strict environmental laws. And while we wrote it is some sort of a bicycle, it is more of a ‘down engineered’ van, that only weights 120 kilograms, yet offers from one to three cubic meters of space. And officials are already loving it.
“This kind of vehicle is a very good alternative for us to adapt to new regulations of traffic in urban areas. At the same time, we can also contribute to a better environment and reduced congestion. We will test the bikes in Nordic cities, to see how we can use them efficiently and serve our customers as good as possible. This is also important to improve the quality of the environment in inner-city areas and for us to reach our goal to only use C0² - free vehicles before the end of 2025”, says John Eckhoff, Head of Public Relations at Norway Post. “City logistics in the future will be operated with smaller vehicles that are more adapted to the area that w operate in. Norway Post are working on several areas to achieve a greener last mile, for example through the cooperation in #BelovedCity with the recycle company Ragn-Sells and the real estate company KLP”.