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Postal service considers using electric vehicles for postmen

By Park Sae-jin Posted : December 1, 2017, 14:53 Updated : December 1, 2017, 14:53

This picture shows a double-seated electronic vehicle modified to be used for police patrol.  [Photo by Park Sae-jin]

To improve the work efficiency and quality of postmen, South Korea's postal service will consider replacing gasoline-fueled mail delivery motorbikes with single-seated electric vehicles.

"EVs will greatly improve the quality of work and ease the workload of postmen," a Korea Post official told reporters on Friday, adding a test run would be carried out next year. Postmen carry up to 35 kilograms (77 pounds) of letters and parcels for each delivery using motorbikes. EV would help them deliver about 100 kg.

Hard work by postmen has been a social issue. ​ South Korean postmen work more than ten hours a day on average, according to the Korea Labor Institute. City mail carriers usually travel some 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) per day, while those in rural towns cover over 100 km. On average.


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