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Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Posted: Thu, 09 Mar 2017, 20:41
by tassie_tiger
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.

Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Posted: Thu, 09 Mar 2017, 21:30
by rhills
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...

Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 00:42
by Adverse Effects
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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Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 03:37
by tassie_tiger
What a shame the local guy didn't get his taken up by AusPost:

viewtopic.php?title=potential-postie-bi ... kes&t=1161

Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 05:04
by Simon
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.

Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 13:55
by offgridQLD
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.


Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 21:45
by whimpurinter
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.

Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Posted: Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 17:41
by rhills
tassie_tiger wrote: What a shame the local guy didn't get his taken up by AusPost:

viewtopic.php?title=potential-postie-bi ... kes&t=1161

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

Anybody know?

As we go to the polls today in WA, it pays to remember how much our governments promise to "buy local" before the elections and slip back to old habits straight after!