State mail company planning to provide electric bikes to mail carriers
Ukrposhta is transferring postmens to electric bicycles (Photo:Igor Smelyansky via Facebook)
State mail company Ukrposhta has launched a pilot project to equip mail carriers with electric bikes, the company’s head Ihor Smelyansky said in a post on Facebook on March 7.
"At Ukrposhta, we’d like to have not only happy, but also modern postmen, so we’re launching a pilot project called ‘Mail Carriers on Electric Bikes,’" Smelyansky said.
E-bikes are convenient for traveling around the mountainous areas of Zakarpattya and Ivano-Frankivsk oblasts in western Ukraine, and moving faster along the long streets of detached housing neighborhoods of Dnipro or Kharkiv.
"We will try different formats and models (2- and 3-wheeled) to be sure that we can deliver quickly and conveniently, and with GPS tracking," Smelyansky wrote.
“Given that we plan to provide all mail carriers with laptops and POS terminals, we have not forgotten about USB charging.”
The e-bikes will have sufficient room for carrying parcels, candy, and newspapers, said Smelyansky.
Earlier, NV reported that Ukrposhta would start handing parcels without prior ID verification.
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