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Nifty vehicles prove "popular" with posties, more on the way

By Peter Holmes

One of the six EDVs in Orange. Copyright: Orange News Examiner.

They look like contraptions you might use to tootle about on a golf course. Or the Moon.

You may have noticed Australia Post's EDVs (Electric Delivery Vehicles) popping up around Orange in September 2021.

A spokesperson for Australia Post told The Orange News Examiner that six EDVs are now in operation throughout the city.

"They're proving popular with our team members, with many across Australia having transitioned to the almost 3,000 EDVs now in operation around the country," said the spokesperson.

Australia Post plans to roll out more of the EDVs.

The spokesperson said that not only were the EDVs "better for the environment", but that they were safer for posties: "These vehicles are easier to see, more stable and offer significant protection for the driver."

Australia Post's EDV. Supplied.

EDVs can carry up to three times as many parcels as pushbikes or motorbikes, and "can perform additional functions such as collecting mail from street posting boxes", the spokesperson said.

Australia Post is the country’s biggest operator of electric vehicles.

The fleet also includes 1,400 electric bikes, and three new Fuso eCanter electric trucks, the latter of which hit the roads in November 2021. Another 17 trucks will be put into service in early 2022.


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