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Electrifying Postal Delivery Vehicles in Korea

Electrifying Postal Delivery Vehicles in Korea

This report evaluates the costs and benefits of replacing postal delivery motorcycles with electric vehicles in eight Korean cities. It compares operating costs, safety performance, and environmental impacts based on data collected from a field trial with both vehicle types. In addition to the economic analysis, qualitative aspects are also discussed based on the findings of a focus group study. The results from the pilot programme provide an evidence base for policy initiatives in the delivery sector in Korea and beyond.

This report is part of the Decarbonising Transport initiative

Policy Insights

  • Continue replacement of motorcycles in the current delivery fleet with compact e-vehicles.
  • Carry out focus group studies to capture qualitative data and pilot studies to reflect local context.
  • Prioritise driver confidence through training and clear communication of vehicle safety features.
  • Communicate overall efficiency gains with e-vehicles to drivers.

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