After 2018's successful trial with electric vehicles in Estoril (Portugal), the part of electric vehicles in the competition will be further expanded in 2020. In 2018, teams performed a number of deliveries on the public road using an electric vehicle. As efficient driving in an electric vehicle requires a different driving behaviour, this test presented a new challenge to the participants. The expansion of the electric vehicles tests during the 2020 event will offer new learning opportunities to the participants.
As the share of alternative and electric vehicles in the postal fleet continues to grow, green transportation now represents almost 25% of the postal fleet. EMMS participants’ alternative-fuel vehicles fleet totalled 149,900 in 2017, up 45,800 vehicles compared to 2016 and representing 23.3% of total vehicles. Electric and E85 bioethanol vehicles now account for 48.7% and 28.3% of all alternative vehicles respectively. The number of electric vehicles grew strongly in 2017 as two large posts significantly expanded their electric vehicle fleets.
Invitations for the 2020 edition of the IPC Drivers’ Challenge have been sent to EMMS participants. Should you wish to receive further information, please contact Eva Wouters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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