The lieutenant to the mayor of the City of Santander, José Ignacio Quirós, the territorial director of Correos, Mª Concepción Peraita, the CEO and the Commercial Director of Silence, Carlos Sotelo and Juan López, have taken part in the presentation of the new vehicles in Santander.
CORREOS has incorporated six electric scooters into its fleet of vehicles from Santander’s Distribution Unit 2. These motorcycles replace many others of combustion used to date by the postmen of this area of Santander. The six scooters of the Silence brand will begin to circulate in the next few days through the streets of Santander, specifically in the 12th district of the city.
The new scooters respond to CORREOS ‘commitment to reduce its CO2 emissions. In addition to reducing pollutant emissions through the use of these motorcycles, the postal company carries out various initiatives to promote sustainable transport among its employees and provides training on more efficient driving techniques.
Motorcycles respond to the needs of postal activity in terms of autonomy, cargo, technical behavior and profitability, and also attend to the need of sustainability. From these days, the 12 district of Correos will use in its daily distribution 7 motorcycles of combustion and 6 of electric bikes.
Carlos Sotelo, CEO of Silence, said: “It is an honor to continue working together with Correos for efficient and more respectful mobility for our cities. The new acquisition of 200 Silence electric scooters for Correos has been distributed throughout the country, being these six units the first that are delivered in Santander, optimal city for the use of the electric vehicles”.
These scooters for Santander are part of a consignment of 200 new bikes that have been incorporated this year. CORREOS is also participating in pilot projects to evaluate the operation of new types of electric vehicles, such as the pedal assisted tricycle for the distribution of parcels that has begun to be tested in the city of Seville during the last week. The CORREOS fleet consists of more than 13,000 vehicles, of which about 9,000 are motorcycles and travel more than 60 million kilometers a year to distribute about 3,000 million annual shipments.