Pos Malaysia unveils electric vans in conjunction with World Post Day 2023

09 Oct 2023 04:59pm
Brewer during his speech at World Post Day 2023 celebration at Pos Malaysia's headquarters.
Brewer during his speech at World Post Day 2023 celebration at Pos Malaysia's headquarters.

KUALA LUMPUR – Pos Malaysia today flags off its first fleet of electric vans, as part of its effort to showcase its commitment to a sustainable future.

Pos Malaysia Berhad group chief executive officer Charles Brewer said that the launch of the e-van was a part of its transformation journey towards a full delivery via electric vehicles by 2030.

“As we continue with our transformation journey, we are proud of the essential role that we play helping to build trust and connect Malaysians for a better tomorrow.

"We stand as a ‘lighthouse’, championing sustainability for both Malaysia and the logistics sector.

“The inauguration of our first electric vans marks a significant step forward towards achieving our goal of making 100 per cent of our deliveries via electric vehicles by 2030 and a key component of our commitment to be net-zero by 2050,” he said.

Brewer added the electric vans were an addition to its electric vehicle fleet which comprised 105 electric bikes in Pos Malaysia’s fleet.

The electric vehicle fleet, delivering sustainably the ‘smile in the last mile’ across the Klang Valley, Johor, Kedah, Penang and Perak had already accumulated a staggering travel distance of 153,363km as of the end of September this year.

The flag-off was made by Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil following the celebration of World Post Day 2023 at Pos Malaysia’s headquarters, here.

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The World Post Day 2023 highlighted unity and collaboration for a secure and interconnected future with the theme ‘Together for Trust: Collaborating for a Safe and Connected Future’.

Brewer, during the event said that the organisation was passionate about building trust to connect lives and businesses for a better tomorrow.

"Our unrivalled network, providing the greatest reach and delivering to more than 11 million addresses across the nation, stands testament to our commitment to serve all Malaysians no matter where they are," he said in his speech during the celebration.

In a recent 2022 Courier Challenge survey conducted by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Brewer said that Pos Malaysia achieved a score of 96 per cent in guaranteed delivery performance.

"This surpasses the industry average of 78 per cent, reflecting Pos Malaysia’s dedication to ensuring we deliver the very best service,” he said.

He also said Pos Malaysia also collaborated with the Postal Forum to organise the ‘Apa Khabar?’ letter writing competition with over 470 primary and secondary schools via their Kelab Setem dan Filateli (Kesef Club).

"Selected schools will also be receiving Hope Boxes that contain postcards and wishes for the students.

"This initiative aims to promote the wonderful art of letter writing, connecting Malaysians and encouraging creative writing among the younger generation, with cash prizes to be won by schools with the highest number of entries,” he said.

The event also saw Pos Malaysia unveiled the design of a unique commemorative stamp for World Post Day, which symbolised the enduring legacy of postal services.

Commenting further he added that Pos Malaysia would also host engaging activities and exclusive offers for its valued customers including meet and greets with celebrities such as Shaheizy Sam to generous discounts and enticing contests.

Also present during the celebration was Deputy Communications and Digital Minister Teo Nie Ching.