20 electric vans for PostNord’s parcel deliveries
PostNord wants to be actively involved in solving problems related to climate emissions caused by logistics, local urban emissions, and urban noise. The latest contribution in Finland is an investment in 20 new electric vans.
All PostNord transports in Finland are already carbon-neutral. However, the goal is completely fossil-free transports by 2030 and completely emission-free last-mile transport by 2027. The vehicles are now gradually electrified. The new electric vans will be used for parcel deliveries to consumers and businesses in urban areas.
- Our fossil-free goal requires a consistent shift to renewable fuels. New vehicles need to be taken into use and fuels upgraded gradually year after year, and it is important to monitor technological developments so that we are able to schedule investments in the most optimal way. The investment in 20 electric vans made now is a significant step on this journey, says Johanna Starck, CEO of PostNord.
The use of electric vehicles also reduces local emissions in urban areas and lowers the noise level caused by local traffic.
PostNord's new electric vans are Ford E-Transit Vans. All 20 vehicles run purely on electricity.
Emission-free, fossil-free or carbon-neutral?
Completely fossil-free transportation services mean that every parcel and pallet is delivered without producing any CO2 emissions during transport. Emission-free or Zero emission means that no climate emissions are produced during transport. In practice, emission-free means electric cars that run on renewable energy, such as water, solar or wind power. At PostNord, the same goals and principles apply to all transports, whether it is our own fleet or a transport partner.
While we work towards completely fossil-free transports, we offer our customers carbon-neutral transportation services by compensating the climate emissions caused by our transports. Emission compensation means financing emission reductions or carbon sequestration outside one's own operations in an amount equal to the emissions generated by one's own operations. Compensation projects can, for example, increase the production of renewable energy in developing countries. Read more about PostNord’s compensation destination here.