Bpost goes green: solar panels and over 3,500 electric cars

Belgium's mail company Bpost is doing its share to fight climate change by reducing CO2 emissions: half of its fleet, over 3,500 vehicles, will be electric by 2030. At the same time, new, major investments have been made in solar panels. 

The news was announced by CEO Koen Van Gerven. The roof of the dispatching centre in Antwerp has been covered with 10,000 square metres of solar panels. By 2030, half of the diesel vehicles will be replaced by electric cars, while the site will also get a wind turbine in 2020.

Antwerp is Bpost's fourth distribution centre to receive solar panels, after Liège, Ghent and Charleroi. The solar energy thus generated, can cover the annual energy consumption of 900 families. It can reduce CO2 emissions by 1,200 tonnes per year. 

Koen Van Gerven is proud of the sustainable choices his company has been making for some time now. In his address during yesterday's ceremony, he said that "Bpost has been chosen as the world's greenest mail company by IPC, the international network of postal companies, for six successive years now. Since 2007, we managed to reduce CO2 emissions by almost 40 percent."