On a mission for zero emissions
PostNord has committed to an ambitious plan: zero emissions in last-mile transport by 2027. An essential component of reaching this goal is to replace vehicles run on fossil fuels with electric vehicles. But making the right decisions about future investments requires intelligent planning and testing of equipment.
“We have been testing different charging stations to collect data on cost, range and how quickly they charge our cars,” says Hasse Hauch, Program Manager in Sustainability, Parcel Operation.
“The tests have shown that standard and medium charging stations can provide sufficient electricity to keep our cars on the road in urban areas. Electric vehicles are well-suited for city routes with many stops and low speed limits,” Hasse explains.
“In the cities, most parcel vehicles drive no more than 50 kilometers a day, and the short range makes it possible to charge them overnight. Moreover, electric cars help reduce particle pollution, and the drivers love them for being comfortable and noise-free,” he adds.
“Now that the first tests have been performed, we can start expanding the number of cars and charging stations. But we also need to plan intelligently. We are currently trialing a digital tool that helps us control how many cars should be charged and when to charge them to ensure the cheapest energy,” says Hasse.
“After all, we want to be both competitive and an attractive provider of green deliveries for our customers. It’s about saving the world while maintaining and enhancing our position on the market.”
Name: Hasse Hauch
Position: Program Manager in Sustainability, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Closest colleagues: My team all work from home, but I have daily contact with Christian Nordling and many others.
At PostNord since: 2021.