An Post joins EV100

Irish An Post has joined the global EV100 programme that is pushing logistics businesses to move toward zero tailpipe emissions vehicle fleets.

The first Irish logistics company to join EV100, An Post already has moved 30% of its fleet of more than 3000 vehicles over to electric. The cities of Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Kilkenny are 100% served with electric vehicles. The postal operator is looking to get its HGV fleet to be zero emissions, which currently account for half of its fleet-related carbon emissions.

Nicola Woods, chief transformation officer at An Post, explained that participation in the global EV100 Initiative will help set strategy for An Post: “Our participation will help pioneer and grow both our electric fleet and electric vehicle charging sites. Through our initiatives, we enable our commercial and personal customers to take positive, measurable action on time-critical issue of carbon reduction.

“We value the power of peer learning and these actionable global insights and the EV100 experts will help us to formulate strategy, particularly around heavy goods vehicles. Our membership of EV100 supports An Post’s purpose in acting for the common good, now and for generations to come,” she concluded.

Sandra Roling, head of EV100, said, “We are very glad to have An Post joining EV100. As well as a commitment to being fully electric by 2030, An Post has publicly committed that all of their city fleets will have zero-emission vehicles by 2021. This leadership is exactly what we want to see from EV100 members, and a great demonstration of the potential of going electric in the postal sector.”