NZ Post has ambitious carbon reduction plans, including becoming carbon neutral from 2030. It aims for 25% of the delivery contractor fleet to be using electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025. This would result in an emissions reduction of more than 4,000 tonnes of tCO2e per annum.
The strategy includes an EV Incentive Programme and fund ($500,000 per annum for five years) to educate and incentivise the fleet of contract delivery drivers.
NZ Post launched the strategy with a communications campaign centred around ‘Evan’ the E-van and a well-thought out approach for time-pressured drivers reliant on their mobile phones.
Internal engagement has been high. NZ Post expects to see uptake increase in the coming year as five new EV models are due for release in New Zealand and as drivers need to replace their vehicles.