Australia Post Electric Bikes: ATA EV Interest Group
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 17th, 2011
|22 June , 2011|
|7:00 pm||to||8:30 pm|
Photo: Simon O’Dwyer
ATA Electric Vehicle Interest Group June Meeting: Scott Dickason, Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd.
Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd are attending to the assembly & delivery (& continued development) of electric bicycles & tricycles for Australia Post Delivery Centres throughout Australia. Scott will discuss the new Australia Post/Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd delivery initiative & outline current developments in the electric bicycle/tricycle industry.
Wednesday 22nd June at 7pm
Room EN615, The Engineering Faculty, Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus
Visit the EVIG website for more.
From the March 2011 article by Deborah Gough:
Australia Post this year will bring back the bike for posties with 1000 new push and electrically assisted bicycles and tricycles after trials in Victoria and New South Wales. Victoria will get about 430 bicycles, mostly to inner suburban areas, where postal rounds are often flatter and more densely populated. The service has also signed up for an electric van in the Victorian Department of Transport’s electric vehicles pilot program. Nationally there are 378 bicycle rounds now and the new figures will nearly triple that number but will still be dwarfed by motorcycle rounds, which sit at about 6300. Andy Trott, Australia Post’s head of sustainability, said it was too early to determine how many rounds would be converted from motorcycle to bicycle but expected it to cut carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions by more than 1000 tonnes each year. “As one of the nation’s largest employers . . . Australia Post is in a unique position to introduce improvements to our operations that will have a real impact on reducing our environmental footprint,” Mr Trott said.