Green letter day: Kilkenny’s An Post fleet to be emission free as it stamps out petrol and diesel
Kilkenny will have zero emission postal deliveries by the end of the year.
It will be one of six cities in Ireland where An Post will operate the green initiative by introducing electric vans and trucks.
The national postal service body has invested €7.5m into a fleet of 47 electric vans and trucks and the intention is to roll out the programme nationwide in the next two years.
An Post expects to have a fleet of over 1,1000 e-vehicles by the end of 2022.
As part of the rollout Dublin becomes the first capital city in the world to have a postal service with no carbon being released into the atmosphere.
Apart from Kilkenny and Dublin, the new green machines will be rolled out in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford.
An Post this morning has suspended all mail to and from China over fears regarding the spread of the Coronavirus.
In a short statement An Post said: “All mail services have been suspended to China as a result of the Coronavirus with immediate effect.
“This follows the decision by a number of international airlines to suspend their services.”