Austria’s Postal Service Goes Electric With ABB

Helping to achieve its goal of emission-free deliveries by 2030, ABB has supplied Austria's postal service with 2,000 electric vehicle charging points.

By Joel Davies -

Austrian full-service provider eww Anlagentechnik and ABB have supplied Austria with electric charging capabilities for its national postal service, Österreichische Post. 2,000 AC-charging stations will electrify its fleet and support the expansion of sustainable parcel delivery throughout the Alpine republic.

Österreichische Post wants to achieve emission-free deliveries by 2030 via e-mobility. 2,000 Terra AC wallbox charging points will be installed at more than 100 locations. The regional full-service provider eww Anlagentechnik, in cooperation with ABB, will provide the innovative solution for the AC charging requirements of the delivery fleet.

Electric cars have been in use at Österreichische Post since 2011. In 2019, the group decided to convert the entire delivery fleet to e-drives or other alternative forms by 2030 with the aim to achieve CO2-free delivery for the so-called “last mile” – the journeys of letters and parcels from the delivery base to the addressees.

Österreichische Post operates the largest fleet of e-vehicles in Austria, with 2,100 vehicles. ABB says that in order to be able to charge the steadily growing fleet of electric vehicles in a future-proof manner, it is important to create reliable and optimum charging conditions at their locations.

The Terra AC-Wallboxes are intelligent and networked charging solutions that are suitable for commercial and business purposes.  In addition to the AC-Wallboxes, ABB offers a total ev charging solution from DC fast-charging stations with connectivity, to on-demand electric bus charging systems. It further offers ABB Ability™ connected chargers that enable global service and pro-active maintenance.

ABB electric charging Austria
Terra AC-Wallbox at the Wels distribution centre of Österreichische Post, where ABB is providing electric charging in Austria. Image:

The company has also recently won a lucrative contract to supply, test and commission a new high-power charging infrastructure for one of the world’s largest fleet of electric buses in Qatar. The project will see ABB provide high power charging infrastructure for the fleet, which is expected to have 1,000 electric buses operating across the country and with a capacity to transport 50,000 passengers a day.

Frank Muehlon, President of ABB’s E-mobility division commented: “Fleet electrification has the biggest potential to impact transport emissions globally. We are delighted to be working with eww Anlagentechnik to enable a sustainable transport future for Österreichische Post and hope this serves to positively inspire other fleet providers to transition to electric vehicles”.

ABB is supporting efforts to increase e-mobility adoption across Austria, having also supplied over 60 350 kW Terra High Power chargers for installation at 16 IONITY charging sites across the country, making those the fastest chargers in Austria.

You can find more information about ABB and its electric charging in Austria on its website.

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