An Post plans zero emission deliveries

Irish postal operator An Post has announced plans to eliminate carbon emissions from all its letter and parcels operations within the next 10 years. This is part of its Eco Plan.

Phase 1 of the An Post Eco Plan involves rolling out a new fleet of electric post plans and delivery tricycles that will deliver zero carbon emissions in Dublin city centre between the Grand Canal on the south side and the Royal Canal on the north side by the end of 2019.

The Eco Plan also pledges zero emissions deliveries in the number of other cities across Ireland that include Cork, Galway, Kilkenny and Waterford by the end of 2020 as well as the provision of public electric vehicle charging points at An Post sites.

Garrett Bridgeman, Managing Director of An Post Mails & Parcels said, “An Post Eco is our plan to eliminate carbon emissions across our network and our operations over the next decade as we take real action around our responsibility to our communities and to our environment.  We are working with Government and various agencies to be a leader towards zero emissions. 

“Replacing our urban fleet with electric vans and delivery tricycles is the first step while we set about changing the way we do things to reach zero emissions.  We will be extending the new fleet to other cities and looking at ways to drive down emissions outside urban areas.

“An Post is investing €250,000 and saving 100 tonnes of CO2 in this initial phase with staff using the latest electric vans and tricycles for delivering to customers at all 40,000 private and business addresses between Dublin’s canals.”