An Post to eliminate carbon emissions within a decade

An Post is pledging to eliminate carbon emissions from all its letter and parcels operations within a decade.

In phase one of ‘An Post Eco Plan’, a new fleet of electric post vans and delivery tricycles will deliver zero carbon emissions in Dublin’s City Centre, between the Grand Canal on the city’s south side and the Royal canal on north side by the end of next year.

  • An Post announces ECO plan to eliminate carbon emissions
  • Electric vehicles to replace urban fleet 
  • Zero carbon emissions in Dublin city centre (between the canals) by end of 2019 
  • Zero emissions in other cities including Cork, Galway, Kilkenny and Waterford by end 2020
  • Work ongoing to reduce emissions outside main urban areas and a major roll-out of electric charging points for the public at An Post sites

An Post Eco also pledges zero emission deliveries in other cities including Cork, Galway, Kilkenny and Waterford by end-2020, and the provision of public electric vehicle charging points at An Post sites.

Garrett Bridgeman, Managing Director of An Post Mails & Parcels says:
“An Post Eco is our plan to eliminate carbon emissions across our network and our operations over the next decade as we take real action around our responsibility to our communities and to our environment.  We are working with Government and various agencies to be a leader towards zero emissions. 

“Replacing our urban fleet with electric vans and delivery tricycles is the first step while we set about changing the way we do things to reach zero emissions.  We will be extending the new fleet to other cities and looking at ways to drive down emissions outside urban areas.

“An Post is investing €250,000 and saving 100 tonnes of CO2 in this initial phase with staff using the latest electric vans and tricycles for delivering to customers at all 40,000 private and business addresses between Dublin’s canals.”

Source: An Post

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