PostNL to use emission-free ‘LEFVs’ in The Hague
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PostNL has announced it is now delivering parcels in the city centre of The Hague using small, emission-free LEFVs (light electric freight vehicles). The company says the move is good for the quality of life in the city centre, citing the quietness of the vehicles and the fact they are emission free.
The parcels will first be transported to PostNL’s parcel sorting centre in Den Hoorn before being taken to a small LEFV city hub in Uitenhagestraat, just outside the city centre of The Hague. From there, the LEFVs will deliver the parcels to recipients in the city centre.
Commenting on the announcement, Liesbeth van Tongeren, who is in charge of Sustainability, Environment and the Energy Transition of The Hague, said:
“The municipality of The Hague does a lot to ensure that parcels are delivered in a cleaner way. For example, there is an environmental zone in which the most polluting trucks are not allowed to enter. With the national Green Deal, we are encouraging suppliers to bring goods only using their cleanest truck or van. I see more and more beautiful sustainable initiatives in the city. It is good to see that we are working together to ensure a clean and liveable city.”
Barry Nieuwland, a PostNL driver, added:
“I am pleased that we are now delivering parcels with LEFVs in my city center in The Hague. With these narrow cars, cyclists can pass more easily and we can deliver in every alley. I like to drive them, because they maneuver easily and I get a lot of positive reactions. And because they are electric, they drive cleaner and quieter. That is good for the environment and the climate and makes this form of delivery extra suitable for the city center of The Hague.”