Austrian Post is continuously looking for optimisation potential to minimise its ecological footprint. When it comes to the acquisition of new trucks, therefore, Post opts for environmentally friendly Euro 6 vehicles, which were delivered on October 4th, by Robert Katzer, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Sales Austria GesmbH, to Peter Umundum, Member of the Austrian Post Board of Management. Toni Faber, priest at the Vienna St. Stephen’s Cathedral, blessed the 15 new vehicles in the MAN Truck Center in Schwechat.
“Sustainable measures have been taken on our in-house fleet for years to significantly improve environmental and climate protection. We invest in the lowest-emission and most environmentally friendly vehicles – the new trucks for our fleet are at the forefront of product development,” said Peter Umundum about the new acquisition.
The MAN Euro 6 engines are extremely efficient in terms of CO2 emissions. Depending on the route, load and operation, fuel consumption and CO2 savings of 15 to 20 percent can be reached, compared to Euro 5 engines.”
With 1,600 electric vehicles, Post also has Austria’s largest e-fleet, with the number expected to rise to 1,900 by the end of this year. Thus, the company sees itself as a pioneer in the industry and beyond. By 2030, delivery on the last mile should be 100% CO2-free.
With the help of three photovoltaic systems, Post is already generating clean energy that can be used to supply its entire electric vehicle fleet. Two plants are currently under construction, more are in the pipeline.