Thursday, April 19, 2007

French plan green postal service

BBC News reports the French postal service, La Poste, plans to order 10,000 electric delivery vehicles, which it says are far more economical than normal cars or vans.

According to the report, "La Poste has been testing eight French electric vehicles since 2005, made by SVE - a firm owned by the defence group Dassault and vehicle manufacturer Heuliez."

La Poste chairman Jean-Paul Bailly is quoted in the article as saying, "According to our tests, it is six times cheaper to run an electric vehicle than a diesel vehicle."

La Poste believes the change will also cut emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) by four tonnes per vehicle annually.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM