Renault and La Poste have recently announced that they will be working in collaboration to produce alternative fuel delivery vehicles.
La Poste is the largest fleet operator in France and the French postal service company has just celebrated deploying its 5,000th Kangoo ZE electric vehicle.
An official agreement document was jointly signed by both the chairman and CEO's of both companies: Carlos Ghosn of the Renault Group and Philippe Wahl of the La Poste Group. The document was signed as Renault handed over the 5,000th Kangoo ZE to La Poste.
This means that both Renault and La Poste will together collect information from real world trials. La Poste is already in the process of testing out hydrogen range extenders on the Kangoo ZE and they will both work together to develop alternative fuel mail vans. They will also be looking to develop urban logistic solutions.
The partnership will be focusing on four main areas: Making vehicles used in urban areas cleaner; Improving vehicle range to accelerate rollout; Contributing to future road mobility with the advent of connected vehicles and finally: Working on different sizes of electric vehicles.
La Poste has a massive fleet of 69,000 vehicles across France and is already trying out several alternative fuel vehicles which includes the likes of three wheelers, quads and electric powered bikes. La Poste mail delivery workers currently use almost 25,000 different electric transport methods daily.
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Watch the video below for a review of the electric Renault Kangoo ZE:
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