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PostNL becomes first fleet in Europe to deploy Master Z.E.

PostNL, a mail, parcel and e-commerce corporation in the Netherlands, has deployed the first two Renault Master Z.E. models built in Europe as it looks to reduce its CO2 emissions.

 

The fleet of 17 Master Z.E. models will help PostNL to realise CO2-free deliveries in 25 inner cities by 2025

The fleet of 17 Master Z.E. models will help PostNL to realise CO2-free deliveries in 25 inner cities by 2025

Announced last year, the Master Z.E. marks the first electric version of the Master and marries up a 33kWh Z.E.33 battery with a 76bhp electric motor to tackle ‘last-mile delivery’ needs.

PostNL will deploy an overall fleet of 17 Master Z.E. models by the end of the year, which will help it realise its plans for CO2-free deliveries in 25 inner cities by 2025.

Liesbeth Kaashoek, packages and logistics director at PostNL, said: “PostNL likes to invest in sustainability. For instance, our package distribution centres are constructed using the most sustainable materials and also feature solar panels on the roof. We are also updating our vehicle fleet thanks to various models of electrical bikes, scooters and cars. We are thus proud to be the first company to drive with the Renault Master Z.E. in Europe. This means our packages will be delivered emission-free in the inner cities of Utrecht and Leeuwarden, and other cities will follow soon.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.