Letters and parcels delivered by electric vehicle to inhabitants of Eupen and Kettenis
bpost delivers newspapers, letters and parcels without carbon emissions in Eupen and Kettenis. From January 2023 bpost uses 20 electric vans to make green deliveries to almost 20,000 citizens.Thursday 5 January 2023
Its green fleet helps bpost slash carbon emissions and the quantity of fine particulate matter generated when delivering letters and parcels, and so improve air quality in Eupen and Kettenis, a village within the Eupen municipal area.
The 20 delivery staff in this zone now make zero-emission deliveries of letters and parcels to some 20,000 inhabitants. In doing so, bpost has set itself the goal of taking a leadership role in sustainable urban logistics. In Belgium the company aims to roll out zero-emission services in 25 large cities by 2025.
As well as these green deliveries, bpost has also launched an even more ambitious concept: Ecozones. The current Ecozones are Mechelen, Leuven, Namur, Mons and Louvain-la-Neuve. Parcels and letters are delivered there by electric vehicle, cutting carbon emissions to zero. These zones are augmented by a dense network of pick-up points (post offices, post points, parcel points) and parcel lockers.
Says Ulrich Rauw, Amel Mail Center Manager: “We are proud that letters and parcels are now delivered emission-free to inhabitants of Eupen and Kettenis. It’s our conviction that inhabitants will welcome this environmentally responsible initiative. Slashing emissions leads to healthier air for everyone.”
Eupen and Kettenis – Key delivery figures
Number of electric vehicles: 20
Number of rounds: 19
1 Post office - Schulstrasse, 2 – 4700 Eupen
1 Post Point and Parcel Point - Bunter Shop, Schilsweg, 67 – 4700 Eupen