Wallbox charging points will be installed at 100-plus locations. Image: Dualpixel Photography
Austria’s national postal service, Österreichische Post, is to deploy 2,000 AC-charging stations to electrify its fleet and help support the expansion of sustainable parcel delivery.
The regional full-service provider eww Anlagentechnik, in cooperation with industrial group ABB will provide the solution for the AC charging requirements of the delivery fleet. The Austrian Post wants to achieve emission-free deliveries by 2030.
Some 2,000 ABB Terra AC wallbox charging points will be installed at more than 100 locations throughout the Alpine republic.
Electric cars have been in use at Österreichische Post since 2011. In 2019, the group decided to convert the entire delivery fleet to e-drives or other alternative forms by 2030 with the aim of achieving CO2-free delivery for its last-mile delivery – the journeys of letters and parcels from the delivery base to the addressees.
Österreichische Post claims to operate the largest fleet of e-vehicles in Austria, with 2,100 vehicles. In order to be able to charge the steadily growing fleet of electric vehicles from a future-proof perspective, it is important to create reliable and optimum charging conditions at their locations, the company reports.
“We are delighted to be working with eww Anlagentechnik to enable a sustainable transport future for Österreichische Post and hope this serves to positively inspire other fleet providers to transition to electric vehicles”
“Fleet electrification has the biggest potential to impact transport emissions globally,” said Frank Muehlon, president of ABB’s E-mobility division.
“We are delighted to be working with eww Anlagentechnik to enable a sustainable transport future for Österreichische Post and hope this serves to positively inspire other fleet providers to transition to electric vehicles.”
According to ABB, the digital networked solutions of the Terra AC-Wallbox, such as the TerraConfig app or the ChargerSync portal, allow better management and easier commissioning.
Additionally, ABB said it is supporting efforts to increase e-mobility adoption across Austria, having also supplied over 60 350 kW Terra High Power chargers for installation at 16 Ionity charging sites across the country, making those the fastest chargers in Austria.
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