Australia Post charges up deliveries in Connolly, Butler and Alkimos

Australia Post has started rolling out electric vehicles.
Australia Post has started rolling out electric vehicles.

CONNOLLY, Butler and Alkimos are among the first suburbs to experience post being delivered via electric vehicles.

Australia Post has rolled out three three-wheeled electric delivery vehicles (eDV) and six electric pushbikes in the suburbs.

The deployment of eDVs and electric pushbikes across 13 pilot sites nationally follows a successful rollout of 100 eDVs in Newcastle last year. Australia Post has finalised the purchase of an additional 1000 vehicles, which will be on the road delivering before the end of the year.

Joondalup delivery manager John Game said the vehicles were already turning heads in the area as posties put them through their paces.

“Our new fleet of electric vehicles have more carrying capacity, lockable compartments and a host of features to keep our posties safe,” Mr Game said.

“They’re more visible on the roads, more stable and have increased rider protection and lower on-road speeds, all of which reduces our people’s exposure to incidents and serious accidents.

“They’re also much quieter, which means they’re safer around dogs as the posties ride through the streets.

“The traditional postie motorcycle will remain part of Australia Post’s delivery fleet in areas where it makes sense to use them, as electric vehicles aren’t suitable for all conditions.”

The first electric vehicles are being used Bunbury as well as the northern suburbs.