The Spanish Postal company once again relies on the technological quality and practicality of the Silence electric scooters. In 2016 they acquired 100 Silence, and in 2017 they have added 200 more units.
Two hundred new Silence electric scooters of CORREOS are beginning to circulate in these days by the streets of the main Spanish capitals. A symbolic presentation ceremony was held in the Juan Carlos I Park, presided over by the President of CORREOS, Javier Cuesta Nuin, and the CEO of Silence by Scutum, Carlos Sotelo.
The president of Correos, Javier Cuesta Nuin, has pointed out, “CORREOS’ commitment to electric vehicles comes from a distance, when we decided to incorporate this type of vehicles to facilitate postal distribution, especially in the historic centers of cities.” These new electric motorcycles improve performance and other characteristics very similar to combustion motorcycles, with the advantages of being electric vehicles.
The new e-scooters respond to CORREOS’ commitment to reduce its CO2 emissions. These vehicles are preferably used in urban and historic centers, where vehicular mobility is restricted.
Carlos Sotelo, CEO of Silence, said: “We are moving forward with CORREOS, a leading postal company in sustainable mobility in Spain and throughout Europe. The new acquisition of 200 electric scooters, after delivering 100 units last year, verifies Silence as the electric vehicle with the best performance for the last mile distribution sector. We reiterate, CORREOS is a precursor of change and it is an honor to continue working together towards efficient and more respectful mobility for our cities”.
The president of CORREOS has reiterated that the Company’s commitment to sustainability is concretized in the development of a strategy to minimize the impact of postal and parcels on the environment. “For this, we identify, evaluate and manage this impact. The motorcycles that we present today respond to the needs of our activity in terms of autonomy, load, technical behavior and profitability, and meet the demands required by citizens”.
President of Correos in a Silence scooter
Silence, a personalized scooter for the Post Office
The electric scooter reaches a speed of 80 km / h and supports up to 175 kilograms of cargo, with a range of 100 kilometers. It has LED lighting, reverse function and three different driving modes: City, Sport and Eco, which allows you to save more than 500 euros per 10,000 kilometers, compared to combustion engines.
In addition, the drivers of these vehicles have received a theoretical-practical training module oriented to the knowledge of the motorcycle, efficiency and safety.
The 200 Silence will be delivered in distribution units of CORREOS from different points of the national territory: 25 in Madrid, 25 in Barcelona, 15 in Valencia, 15 in Málaga, 8 in Zaragoza, 15 in Seville, 8 in Vizcaya, 12 in Baleares, 6 in Tarragona, 13 in A Coruña, 6 in Pontevedra, 6 in León, 6 in Valladolid, 20 in Alicante, 6 in Cádiz, 6 in San Sebastián, 2 in Cantabria and 2 in the Isle of Hierro. This delivery will end at the end of June.
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.