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« on: August 21, 2016, 04:36:33 AM »



ok , not fast ,  but still 20 horsepower and could carry 2.5 tons ,  built 1922 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergmann-Borsig


recent news is that the German post  will built  now  their own fleet again http://cleantechnica.com/2016/08/17/dhl-deutsche-post-electric-delivery-vans-go-sale-2017/


Time flies   Roll Eyes    i wish they would install renewables faster as well Wink
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 02:18:13 PM »

Fascinating. I was just looking to find the correct place to post about Swiss postbuses and found this.

The Swiss have been running a trial of driverless electric minibusses in a town called Sion, near Lausanne.

https://www.postauto.ch/en/news/first-test-runs-autonomous-shuttles-switzerland

Sadly I got to hear about it because one has been involved in an accident, although fortunately not a serious one. The bus ran into a parked van, or more specifically into the parked van's open tailgate. So it may be a another case of robots not seeing things at particular levels very clearly.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/westschweiz/testbetrieb-in-sitten-gestoppt-fuehrerlose-mini-postautos-fahren-nach-crash-nicht-mehr-id5520456.html

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http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/selbstfahrendes-minipostauto-baut-unfall/story/27237236

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016, 02:57:07 PM »


recent news is that the German post  will built  now  their own fleet again http://cleantechnica.com/2016/08/17/dhl-deutsche-post-electric-delivery-vans-go-sale-2017/

Time flies   Roll Eyes    i wish they would install renewables faster as well Wink

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The company says its electric delivery van slashes maintenance costs by 50% and repair costs by up to 80%. Those are the sorts of numbers that make fleet managers smile.

I reckon that would make anyone smile.

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2016, 09:07:59 PM »

I reckon that would make anyone smile.

Mart.
The problem at the moment (although probably not for much longer) is that the initial acquisition price makes almost anybody gulp. Knock that down and you'll see electric vans becoming very common very quickly.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 08:18:05 AM »

Pdf,
Your right but have you seen the price of a new ICE van lately . I was staggered at that.   My experience of driving EV suggests it is not suitable for the style of "white van man"
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