Sevic V500e electric compact van is being tested as a delivery vehicle in Vienna and the surrounding area. The vehicle models used are the V500e with a 16.5 kWh battery and 150 km range and the version with a 33 kWh battery and 300 km range. Österreichische Post AG, the national postal company, will deliver all letters, parcels, print media and advertising mail over the last mile 100 percent emission-free to customers by 2030 at the latest. And since 2022, the delivery fleet has been expanded exclusively to include electric vehicles, and up to 1,000 e-vehicles are now to be purchased each year.

Sevic V500e compact van in Austria

Österreichische Post AG has been testing the V500e vehicles of the European manufacturer Sevic in this context since the beginning of April 2023. “Zero-emission delivery is enormously important to us. We recently put the 3,000th electric vehicle into operation, which means we already have the largest e-fleet in the country. But we also know that we still have a long way to go. On this path, small and flexible transport vehicles that are particularly suitable for city logistics are also important to us,” says Matthias Hofmann, Head of Strategic Network Planning and Control, Österreichische Post AG.

“The fact that two of our vehicles are currently allowed to display the characteristic Austrian postal yellow makes us very proud. We are sure that our V500e will fully convince in the test,” added Daniel Dietrich, International Sales Manager at Sevic.

“Thanks to its compact dimensions, the V500e has major advantages over conventional vans. The vehicles are ideal for deliveries in narrow residential areas in particular, can find a parking space almost anywhere and don’t take up much space even in the second row. The roll-up door across the entire width and length of the box makes it possible to load and unload very quickly. This shortens standing times enormously,” confirmed Nicolas Tran, who, as CEO with the agency brandkitchen GmbH, is supporting the Austrian market launch of the Sevic V500e.

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