- 29 April 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
New Zealand Post is to use Paxter four wheeled electric delivery vehicles in Tawa, Wellington over the next 12 months. The postal operator has been using the vehicles around the country since 2017.
Currently the vehicles are being used in towns and cities across New Zealand and reach around 85% of the country’s urban population.
“This is part of a national rollout of the electric vehicles and I’m proud that people in Tawa will get to see them in their local communities,” says Andrew Beattie, Regional Manager Wellington.
The vehicles can carry up to 200kg of parcels and mail but are still small and nimble enough to be used on the footpath.
“New Zealand Post is finding new ways to meet the growing demand for parcel deliveries. These electric vehicles are also helping us to reduce our carbon emissions of every parcel we deliver.” says Andrew Beattie.
“Previous trials – and experience from using them in other locations – have shown these vehicles are safe to use on the footpath. Our drivers receive safety training, and they will give way to all other footpath users,” says Andrew Beattie.