French plan green postal service
According to the report, "La Poste has been testing eight French electric vehicles since 2005, made by SVE - a firm owned by the defence group Dassault and vehicle manufacturer Heuliez."
La Poste chairman Jean-Paul Bailly is quoted in the article as saying, "According to our tests, it is six times cheaper to run an electric vehicle than a diesel vehicle."
La Poste believes the change will also cut emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) by four tonnes per vehicle annually.
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