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Postie bikes get training wheels for bigger parcel delivery

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Australia Post has introduced new electronic vehicles across Moonah, in Hobart's north.

Three three-wheeled electric delivery vehicles and one electric pushbike have been rolled out to improve the delivery for customers and the safety of posties.

They have been deployed across 13 pilot sites nationally after a successful roll out of 100 vehicles in Newcastle last year.

Australia Post has purchased an additional 1,000 vehicles which will be on the road delivering before the end of the year.

Launceston has also received three vehicles to add to their fleet.

Australia Post Delivery Manager Jamie Ling said the new vehicles were already turning heads in Moonah.

“Our new fleet of electric vehicles have more carrying capacity, lockable compartments and a host of features to keep our posties safe,” Mr Ling said.

“They’re also much quieter which means they’re safer around dogs as the posties ride through the streets,” he said.

Australia Post says the traditional postie motorcycle will remain part of its delivery fleet in areas where it makes sense to do because electric vehicles are not suitable for all locations.

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