Traffic-free streets, low-emission zones and circulation plans: our mobility is becoming increasingly complex. In our rapidly changing world, bpost is looking for new ways to reduce its ecological footprint. It explores the national and international market through exhibitions and contacts with companies, including start-ups, always looking for the most efficient, ergonomic and ecological vehicles. By 2030 the company wants to emit 20% less CO2, thanks to a fleet consisting of 50% of electric vehicles. That is why, last year, bpost replaced some of its 297 mopeds with electric tricycles and added an additional 255 electric bicycles, bringing their total number to 2,603 in 2019. In the centre of Brussels bicycles with trailers are being tested out: the asset is that, in areas where cycling is difficult, postmen can detach their trailer and continue on foot.
RESULTS AND IMPACT
The pilot showed a decrease in CO2 emissions, in air pollution as well as a decrease in total costs. In 2020, this project will be expanded to Hasselt, Charleroi, Bruges and Leuven.