|28th March 2007, 21:21||#1|
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Kerala postmen to drive electric cars
Guys here is what i found.
Bangalore: Kerala's postman is all set for a makeover. Come April, he will switch from his usual mode of service - walking and cycling - to riding an electric car for speed post delivery.
The [COLOR=#0000ff]Kerala Postal Service [/COLOR](KPS) has tied up with Bangalore-based [COLOR=#0000ff]Reva Electric Car Company [/COLOR](RECC) Ltd to use the indigenous car in Thiruvananthapuram.
Three customised electric cars were delivered to KPS on Wednesday. Painted in the post office red colour, the cars will cover 60 km daily and carry 70 kg of load (articles) with a driver and postman in tow.
"The Indian Postal Service is the most widely distributed post office system in the world. The emission free battery operated vehicles will enable the postman to improve the quality of service and become efficient," Reva chairman S.K. Maini said on the sidelines of a national conference of postal circles here on Wednesday.
Kerala postal circle chief postmaster general Uday Balakrishnan said the Reva cars were suitable for Thiruvananthapuram and suburbs where only small cars can negotiate the lanes and by-lanes.
The cars will later be used to ferry postal articles from Kozhikode to Thiruvananthapuram, covering 450 km, with charging points at post offices en route. Reva's small turning radius and swifter 0-30 second pickup gives it greater manoeuvrability.
The 13-year-old Reva firm is a joint of the Maini group and the US-based AEV LLC to manufacture eco-friendly and cost-effective electric vehicles. The zero polluting electric vehicle was commercialised in 2001.
Reva car is exported to Britain, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta and Sri Lanka. It is currently being test marketed in the US, Norway and Spain
Source : MSN
|28th March 2007, 21:33||#3|
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|29th March 2007, 10:46||#7|
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I think you're all missing the point:
to riding an electric car for speed post delivery.
Obviously this is not for REGULAR mail but for Speed Post, i.e., courier deliveries.
I would think the State has other priorities than to get snail mail delivered on Electric cars.
|29th March 2007, 11:51||#8|
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Speed post covering 450 kms ( Kozhikod - Trivandram) and charging points in between?. I thought full battery charge will take more than 6 hours!. that means every 60 kms there is a halt of 6 Hrs!. Wonder how speed post works!