Conversion of Rout:E all vehicles to fossil-free drive systems, and use of rout:E, an initiative to coordinate work between Group unit.


The conversion of vehicles to fossil-free drive systems (especially electric vehicles) is a complex undertaking that affects many different units at Swiss Post. The current competencies and structures related to combustion engine vehicles can only be partially used for this purpose. The initiative supports the transition with the following activities:

  • A closer cooperation between Swiss Post’s different organisational units in themed working groups, independent of the existing line organisations,
  • Bundling and expanding existing know-how;
  • Direct involvement of top management to ensure a high level of commitment and short decision-making paths;
  • The development of cross-divisional concepts, strategies and processes.

The first result was the definition of a concrete implementation strategy for the vehicles in delivery and at PostBus, with a binding roadmap until 2030. Structural obstacles and gaps in responsibilities were identified and resolved, greatly increasing the speed of fleet electrification implementation.