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Österreichische Post AG testing electric transporter in Vienna

Pressemeldung from 05.07.2002

Emission and noise free postal delivery

From Monday, 8 July 2002, Österreichische Post AG will be testing an electric vehicle for postal delivery in Vienna. The electric vehicle designed specifically for the requirements of postal delivery by Styrian manufacturer “Graf Carello” has already been tried and tested as a delivery vehicle by the Belgian postal services. The 195 cm long and 85 cm wide transporter features a built-in process-controlled charging unit. At 3600-4000 rpm the motor generates 0.75 kw power, the maximum speed is 10 km/h.

Positive experience in Styria
Between January and March 2002, Österreichische Post AG tested the environmentally-friendly electric transporter in Styria for the purposes of rural postal delivery. Customers and staff at Weiz and Hartberg gave a positive feedback on their experience with the “Graf Carello”. Customers were particularly intrigued by the vehicle’s low noise level, while staff members appreciated the roof construction providing protection against wind and weather as well as the high loading capacity of 150 kilograms.

Three-month piloting phase in Vienna
Österreichische Post AG considers the test in Vienna a possible contribution to “soft” mobility in urban traffic and likewise expects quality improvements as well as cost reductions. The piloting phase in Vienna will last for three months. At the end of that period, the decision will be taken as to whether postal delivery staff in electric transporters will soon become a standard feature of traffic in Vienna.

For more information please contact:

Österreichische Post AG
Company communication
Press section/ PR
Johannes Angerer
Tel.: +43 (1) 515 51 - 32012
Vienna, 5 July 2002