Swiss Post and the fenaco cooperative want to join forces in the field of electromobility. Together, they intend to offer a nationwide fast charging network for electric vehicles, and signed a letter of intent at the beginning of July. Both companies already have electric vehicle charging networks that are currently undergoing rapid development. Swiss Post and fenaco now aim to jointly market the charging networks and make them available to both private individuals and companies. Swiss Post and fenaco intend to set up a joint venture for this purpose in 2024. As part of the cooperation, 150 locations each offering different numbers of charging points are to be provided for the rapid charging of electric vehicles.
With Swiss Post’s branches and the fenaco-LANDI Group’s AGROLA petrol stations, the conditions for close-knit coverage are in place. Many fast-charging stations are now located along the motorways. Together with the Swiss Post and fenaco charging networks, charging options for e-vehicles are to be added in villages, towns and rural areas. By bundling their offers, the two companies would jointly be able to create huge benefits for the population.
The cooperation between Swiss Post and fenaco builds on a long-standing partnership, and the companies are already working with each other. Postal services are offered in more than 400 of the fenaco-LANDI Group’s Volg shops.
Expansion of the charging stations ties in with the sustainability goals of the two companies and the Confederation’s electromobility roadmap
The expansion of the charging stations is in line with Swiss Post’s climate and energy targets, which it substantially reinforced a year ago. The top priority for Swiss Post is the complete avoidance of CO2 emissions as far as possible, which is why the company will systematically convert its vehicles to alternative drives over the next few years. This means Swiss Post also requires charging stations itself – and currently expects that it will need 10,000 of them. For its part, the fenaco agricultural cooperative aims to bring sustainable mobility to consumers in the countryside with AGROLA, and, in turn, to support the energy transition. And the Confederation also has ambitions with regard to charging stations: the electromobility roadmap foresees that the number of publicly accessible charging stations will grow from around 7,000 today to 20,000 in 2025. Swiss Post and fenaco aim to make a significant contribution to this goal with their joint project.
Source: Swiss Post