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17.05.2019. Croatian Post purchased 20 electric quad bikes worth HRK 1.3 million, and the use of these delivery vehicles will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 7.6 tonnes. The director of the Fund, which co-financed the project with HRK 400.000, was present at the acceptance ceremony.
“Corporate social responsibility implies not only compliance with legal requirements, but also investing in sustainable development. Thanks to the Fund’s subsidies, you purchased new electric vehicles worth 1.3 million kunas, thus furthering the sustainable e-mobility investment cycle,” said the director of the Fund, Dubravko Ponoš, at the ceremony of accepting 20 new electric quad bikes. The Croatian Post submitted an application to the Fund’s last year’s call, and was granted co-financing in the amount of 400 000 kunas for their project of green and sustainable postal transport.
Introduction of electric vehicles in the Croatian Post will allow for better mobility in postal delivery services, and the new quad bikes that were produced for the Croatian Post by the company Ducati ENERGIA are especially convenient for making deliveries in the city centre. “Electric quad bikes can achieve the maximum speed of 45 km/h, and have a range of 60 kilometres. With the volume of the trunk of 300 litres and loading capacity of up to 200 kilograms, these quad bikes are an ideal solution to the constantly growing volume of parcel traffic,” emphasised Dražen Crnković, the director of Ducati, during the presentation of the new vehicles’ performance.
Apart from the 20 new vehicles, Croatian Post has had 180 electric bicycles in their fleet that replaced the old mopeds in 2015. The procurement of e-bicycles was also co-financed with the grant from the Fund.
Chairman of the Croatian Post Management Board, Ivan Čulo, said that their postmen deliver around 1.3 million consignments every day, and these vehicles would at the same time facilitate their field work, and reduce detrimental environmental impacts.
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