2019 Innovation Name: Electric Delivery Vehicle (eDV)
Awards: 7th Most Innovative Government, Education & Not-For-Profit Company
Our three-wheeled electric delivery vehicles (eDVs) are safer, cleaner and have more than three times the carrying capacity of the traditional postie bike – the carrying capacity of the eDV is 450 litres versus 130 litres on a traditional postie bike. Mail and parcels are more secure thanks to lockable compartments and an immobiliser that activates as soon as the postie leaves the vehicle.
Safety is one of our organisation’s values and with one in three posties being involved in a motor vehicle incident every work day, we made the eDVs safer by lowering their on-road speeds, introducing a more comfortable riding position, increasing their visibility to other road users by making them taller, and fitting a tinted Perspex canopy to offer some protection from sun and rain. As they are fully electric, the vehicles reduce emissions and noise on the streets and in the communities in which they operate.