Eesti Post to Sell Off 100 Cargo Vans

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3/26/2012 9:38 AM
Category: Economy

The national postal service Eesti Post will put 100 of its five-year-old cargo vans up for sale in April, a move the company says is designed to make its fleet more economically sustainable. 

"We are selling gasoline-powered Renault Kangoo minivans and diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz Vito and Mercedez-Benz Sprinter vans," Kaido Padar, head of Eesti Post's administrative division, said in a statement.

Over the 2012-2013 period, the company is planning to sell and replace over 220 cargo vans in total.

Eesti Post's fleet currently consists of 417 vehicles, 18 of which run on natural gas.

“Keeping used vehicles means a lot of maintenance work for us,” Padar said, adding that because the factory warranty on the older vehicles has expired, all of the repair costs must be covered by the company.

The old vehicles will gradually be replaced by relatively economical and environmentally-friendly Peugeot and Opel cargo vans, which will be brought in under a lease deal signed last year. The postal service also plans to acquire vans that run on natural gas, as well as electric cars, in the second half of this year. 


Ingrid Teesalu

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