- 5 November 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
For its Northern Territory operations, Australia Post has introduced 11 new electric delivery vehicles (eDVs) as well as new parcel processing equipment for help deliver more parcels, faster than ever before.
The eDVs have up to three times greater capacity than traditional motorcycles. In addition the parcel machinery is set to reduce manual handling.
According to Australia Post General Manager Deliveries Northern Territory Angela Creedon, the new equipment are in place to handle what is expected to be a record-breaking Christmas.
“We are always looking for ways to improve our delivery experience. Our eDVs can carry over 100 small parcels and up to 1,200 letters, while our new parcel processing machinery allows us to deliver more mail quickly and more safely. In fact customers in Darwin and Palmerston will now receive their items a day earlier,” Ms Creedon said.
“Our new vehicles triple our carrying capacity compared to the traditional postie motorbike, and with this fleet as part of a deployment of 1961 across the country that extra room will be very handy as we approach Christmas.
“The eDVs are currently servicing one of the Northern Territory’s biggest online shopping hotspots, with 13 vehicles delivering around Darwin – with that number to grow to 24.
“Today, our posties deliver 42% of all parcels, so it’s important to have the right vehicles on our rounds delivering for our customers – especially in Darwin where online shopping grew 12.4% in 2018 from the previous year.”