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    Posted: 09 March 2017 at 12:41pm
Australia Post trials new Swiss-built electric vehicles ...

LOOK out for a battery-powered postie on your street as Australia Post trials a radical new way to deliver parcels. The three-wheeled electric vehicles will be on the ...

from The Mercury (Tassie newspaper) today.
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Link to the Mercury article for those who are interested.

Note, the link is via Google as the direct link to the article says it's for subscribers only. Not sure why this way works, but it does...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Adverse Effects Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 March 2017 at 4:42pm
i asked QLD transport department about this type of E-Trike about a year ago (was going to get one from china $3500 landed) and was told that there is no category for them to be registered under and they most likely wont meet the ADR's in QLD

but i would put $ on that aus post gets them on the road here



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What a shame the local guy didn't get his taken up by AusPost:

http://forums.aeva.asn.au/forums/potential-postie-bike-replacement-with-ebikes_topic1161.html

Edited by tassie_tiger - 09 March 2017 at 7:38pm
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Yes, while it wouldn't be able to carry as much mail or parcels it would be a lot more fun to ride and more practical. Having said that it's hard to beat the simplicity and most importantly the maneuverability of a motorcycle.
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Considering a lot of streets don't have foot paths and a lot of homes don't place the letterbox in a convenient place. I can see the posty having to climb on and off this thing a lot while its parked out on the street. The bikes thay can nip about where ever they like. In some parts of Brisbane I could see them rolling over due to the hilly streets.

Good for larger packages though and better economy than a full size van.

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Yes, what a laugh.

So they've started in Hobart because the other Capitals are flat?

I've delivered free newspapers on the north side where I could hardly walk up the steep uneven footpath.

I looked on with astonishment at two well-built ladies on those battery karts for the infirm going cross-country over totally unsuitable footpath terrain delivering free newspapers. I thought: I wonder how long their mobility things are going to last this way.

The only delusion I'm truly worried about is that I may really live in Hobart and not Brisbane.
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Originally posted by tassie_tiger tassie_tiger wrote:

What a shame the local guy didn't get his taken up by AusPost:

http://forums.aeva.asn.au/forums/potential-postie-bike-replacement-with-ebikes_topic1161.html

Yes, I remembered his tilting trike when this thread first appeared and wondered what happened to it.

Anybody know?

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