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Swiss Post in Bern and Zurich is now electric
From now on, Swiss Post will only deliver letters and parcels in the two cities of Zurich and Berne using electrically powered vehicles. This is an important milestone on the way to sustainable logistics, the company announced on Wednesday.
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An electric scooter from Swiss Post: The electrification of the vehicle fleet is progressing. (archive image)
Swiss Post is now using a total of 568 purely electric vehicles in Zurich and Bern, according to a media conference in Zurich. The electricity for the 374 electric scooters and the 194 electric delivery vehicles comes 100 percent from renewable energy sources in Switzerland.
With the changeover in the two cities, Swiss Post now delivers around 40 million packages a year nationwide, according to its information.
By the end of 2024, parcels and letters in the cities of Geneva and Basel as well as at around 50 other locations should also be delivered fully electrically. By 2030, 10,500 delivery vehicles should be equipped with environmentally friendly drive technology. Swiss Post wants to deliver letters and parcels nationwide in a climate-neutral manner.