“Russian Post will test the company’s electric truck Drive Electro, which is designed to transport parcels and letters around Moscow. The company’s press service said the electric truck will be tested for urban delivery from sorting centers to branches.
The Drive Electro has a payload capacity of 4 tons, a top speed of 110 km/h, and a range of 250 to 400 km when fully loaded and with an empty luggage compartment, respectively. The car supports fast charging in just 1 hour. In standard mode, charging takes 2 hours.
Sergey Sergushev, deputy general director for logistics at Russian Post, said that the company is already testing several electric trucks from different manufacturers, while noting that they not only have no negative impact on the environment, but also do not create “noise pollution” in residential areas.
Now we will be able to compare electric cars not only with classic diesel and gas trucks, but also with each other. We will get a more detailed picture of the capabilities and potential of different manufacturers, and we will understand to what extent the existing electric vehicles can solve the tasks of the Russian Post.