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Post converts 1,000 vehicles in Austria to electric operation every year

Post converts 1,000 vehicles in Austria to electric operation every year

Currently 4,000 out of 10,000 vehicles are zero emissions. Complete conversion is planned by 2030.

Innsbruck/Vienna. The Post Office wants to convert around 1,000 vehicles across Austria to electric operation every year. With this gradual conversion – currently 4,000 of the 10,000 vehicles are zero-emission – the plan will be completely “green” by 2030, it was said at a press conference in Innsbruck on Thursday. “We will therefore complete the complete transformation of our fleet by 2030,” said Peter Omondum, Board Director of Parcel and Logistics at the Post Office.

Omondum stressed that for this transformation to move forward quickly, “lighthouse projects” are needed. One example is the city of Graz, which “fully transformed into a CO2-free city” at the end of 2021. Now comes the “Green Innsbruck” project, where 145 electric cars will deliver parcels, letters, printed media, etc. Salzburg should also follow suit with regard to “green mobility after e-mobility” and “this year,” the board director said.

Tursky: “The yellow of the post office is getting greener every year.”

This development was welcomed by Austria's State Secretary for Digitization, Florian Torski (ÖVP), who is also responsible for the postal system. He noted that the post office's yellow color is getting greener every year. Turski, who was running for Innsbruck's local council and mayoral elections in April, said the fact that Innsbruck is the second city after Graz to have exclusively “eco-vehicles” shows that the Tyrolean capital is also ready to face “the challenges of the future.” The fourteenth mayoral candidate for the New Innsbruck list enters the race.

Across Austria, when it comes to mobility and digitalization, we need to “walk new paths” and think about “sustainability and digitalization” together, the State Post Minister said. Important projects include – in addition to the “vehicle fleet transformation” – the Postal Service's “Digital ID Card”, with which you can identify yourself as a postal customer.

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