First electric vehicles enter NZ Post’s Pace network

Electric vehicles have entered NZ Post’s Pace network for the first time. A contractor purchased two Nissan e-NV200 vans, believing it to be the right time to run the more environmentally friendly vehicles.

Vishal Kumar Sami, one of PACE’s contractors, purchased the electric vehicles, seeing them as an economically viable solution, “For the last couple of weeks, I have been testing and learning how to get the most efficiency from them. You have to be more mindful of how you drive especially when and where to charge, as there aren’t many charging stations available yet. However, the payoff with massively reduced fuel costs and Road User Charges will be worth the effort”

NZ Post already claims to have the largest electric vehicle fleet in the country. Earlier this year, it announced it would be investing NZ$15m (€10.1m) into new Paxster electric delivery vehicles with the first shipment of 50 due to arrive in mid-2016.

Source: NZ Post