InPost adds 260 electric vans to fleet

European e-commerce delivery operator InPost is adding 260 electric delivery vans to its fleet. The 250 Nissan eNV200 vans and 10 Mercedes Benz eSprinters will take the number of electric vans in its fleet to more than 300.

The new electric vans are to be used by couriers as well as for deliveries to its network of parcel lockers. All deliveries within InPost’s Poland Green City programme will receive deliveries only by electric vehicle. These include include Białystok, Chełm, Częstochowa, Kielce, Kraków, Łódź, Rybnik, Rzeszów, Sopot, Wałbrzych and Zielona Góra.

The vans will help the carrier drive its CO2e emissions down further. The company claims that its parcel lockers already drop the emissions per parcel down by 75%.

“Our growing parcel locker network means we need more and better vehicles, but also environmentally friendly ones,” said InPost CEO Rafał Brzoska.  “By bringing hundreds of packages to a single APM, we already reduce urban traffic and cut CO2 emissions, and we’re raising the bar by making deliveries without generating exhaust or local pollution. We’re minimising our environmental footprint, and as the market leader we’re blazing a trail and mobilising others to follow us.” Nissan is working hard to keep up with demand from clients such as InPost for innovative electric vehicles, said Maciej Klenkiewicz, managing director of Nissan Sales CEE.

“We’re pleased that InPost has trusted us once again and chosen the e-NV200 to enhance its EV fleet,” Klenkiewicz said. “The experience of numerous clients, not only in Poland, shows us that this compact van is the ideal solution for lastmile deliveries, and we’re proud that we can support the Green City initiative and contribute to reducing emissions and noise pollution in Polish urban areas.”