Japan Post to Introduce 1,200 EVs for Delivery Services

Politics

Tokyo, Nov. 13 (Jiji Press)--Japan Post Co. said Wednesday it will introduce 1,200 electric vehicles for mail and parcel delivery services by the end of March 2021 to strengthen its environmental measures.

The wholly owned unit of Japan Post Holdings Co. <6178> will start replacing gasoline-fueled delivery vehicles with electric vehicles mainly in Tokyo and other urban areas.

Japan Post Co. chose Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s <7211> Minicab-MiEV van. The vehicles are painted red with an illustration of its bear mascot before deployment.

Of the total, 400 electric vehicles will be introduced by the end of March 2020. Some of them went into service Wednesday.

Currently, Japan Post owns some 30,000 minivehicles for the pickup and delivery services. Electric vehicles are expected to account for about 4 pct of the total fleet at the end of March 2021.

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