- 12 June 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Australia Post is testing an Australia-made Stealth OzPOD three wheeled delivery vehicle. The company has lately ordered 1,000 Swiss built machines but seeks to support domestic manufacturers.
The Stealth OzPOD is being trialled in the suburb of Lilydale in Melbourne. It will face a variety of different terrains and weather conditions as it is compared to the Swiss built machines the company has lately ordered.
Australia Post General Manager Network Optimisation, Mitch Buxton, said Lilydale is a perfect area to trial the new vehicle, with locals increasingly embracing online shopping, and more small parcels being delivered than ever before.
“We know that residents in Lilydale love online shopping. Health and beauty, fashion, and media are the most popular purchases among residents within the trial area,” Mr Buxton said.
“The Stealth OzPOD has been developed over the past two and a half years, and is designed to cater for Australian conditions, with added safety and stability, wet weather, and gradient and surface measures.
“As our business continues to transform, we are equipping our posties to deliver more small parcels. In February we announced an order of 1,000 Swiss-built three-wheeled electric delivery vehicles, so this trial is another example of how we are looking at ways to keep our posties delivering for Australians and supporting local manufacturing businesses.”