Holding true to a commitment they made last summer, the Japan Post has started converting their fleet to electric vehicles. The first EVs will begin their routes as of the end of July.
The mail-carrying service has started five-year leases on 20 Mitsubishi iMiEVs and 20 Subaru Stellas for the Kanagawa Prefecture where charging stations are already in place. As more areas become EV-ready, the service will roll out more of the gasoline-free cars.
The service will also be testing nine electric trucks that feature rooftop solar panels and several single-seater vehicles based on Toyota's Ultra Small Electric Vehicle Everyday COMS. Rumor is, Toyota will also be supplying the Japan Post with preview versions of the plug-in Prius near the end of the year.
via Autoblog Green
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