PostAG: Co2-freie-Zustellung in Innsbruck. Foto: Österreichische Post AG

Austrian Post: Emission-free on the last mile

Austrian Post announced emission-free delivery in Innsbruck a year ago, and now the switch has been made: 145 e-vehicles are now on the road in Innsbruck. Parcels, letters, print media and advertising mail are now delivered emission-free over the last mile. Green electricity from Austria is used to power the e-vehicles. Parcels are delivered directly from the Tyrol logistics center in Vomp. Letters, print media and direct mail items are delivered from three delivery bases in the Innsbruck city area. In total, Austrian Post has installed 126 charging stations and put 145 e-vehicles into operation. The total investment costs amount to around four million euros.


Austrian Post is also introducing another innovation for delivery in the mountains: in the Hötting and Hungerburg districts of Innsbruck, two all-wheel drive vehicles are required for year-round delivery. As there are currently no electrically powered commercial vehicles with all-wheel drive on the market, Austrian Post is refueling these two delivery vehicles with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils (HVO) for the first time. This is a renewable fuel that can be produced from waste, fats, vegetable residues and vegetable oils. According to the manufacturer, up to 90 percent of CO2 emissions can be saved over the product life cycle compared to fossil diesel. The two vehicles are clearly recognizable as carriers of this bridging technology thanks to the stickers attached to them.

Swiss Post expects the first e-all-wheel drive commercial vehicles to be available by the end of the year and the last two combustion vehicles in Innsbruck to be phased out.


With the implementation of “Green Innsbruck”, Austrian Post has also put its 4,000th e-vehicle into operation. Swiss Post’s e-fleet is not only by far the largest in the country, it is also growing rapidly. Since spring 2022, only e-vehicles have been purchased for delivery, with around 1,000 new e-vehicles being added every year. The Austria-wide e-fleet consists of 1,052 e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, e-mopeds and e-trikes as well as 2,970 e-transporters. By 2030, Austrian Post will convert its entire delivery fleet of 10,000 vehicles to electric drive and deliver all consignments completely emission-free.

Austrian Post already produces some of the electricity required for this itself: 27 photovoltaic systems with an output of around 9 megawatts peak (MWp) have been installed throughout Austria, including the photovoltaic system at the Tyrol logistics center, which already has an output of almost 2.3 MWp. The expansion of a further 11 MWp throughout Austria is already planned. Only green electricity from Austria is purchased.

Read more articles on electromobility & autonomous driving in the current issue of eMove360° magazine in german language. Print edition – also available as an annual subscription – can be ordered in the eMove360° store.

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27.03.2024   |  

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