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Postal Hub podcast

Feb 6, 2023

What's holding back the widespread deployment of electric vehicles in delivery fleets? Electric van expert Paul Kirby discusses the practical realities of setting up an EV delivery fleet. We cover:

  • Are commercial electric vehicles price-competitive compare to ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles?
  • Safety, ease of driving, and practical advantages of electric vehicles
  • Improvements in the driving range of commercial electric vehicles
  • Infrastructure requirements of an electric delivery fleet
  • The "dark art" of vehicle charging
  • Government approach to electric vehicles, treating light commercial vehicles the same as passenger vehicles
  • Public discourse about private electric vehicles vs commercial vehicles
  • Key things fleet managers need to know before converting to electric delivery vehicles
  • Understanding payload, charging, and other alternative delivery modes (e.g. cargo bikes)
  • The EV Café