An Post’s ambition is to be the greenest postal service in Europe.


  • 110

    EVs in Dublin
  • 61%

    energy savings
  • 47%

    fuel cost savings

Key achievements

Ireland's first

7.5 tonne electric truck

212 EVs

in fleet in total

€7.5 million

invested in its electric fleet

The project

An Post is Ireland's national postal service. It is the first postal service provider in the world to attain zero carbon emission delivery status in a capital city. This means in Dublin city, all deliveries are carried out emission-free.

By the end of 2019, it had replaced 110 vehicles in Dublin City Centre with electric vehicles and acquired Ireland’s first 7.5 tonne electric truck. A sample batch of vans show energy savings of 56 kWh per 100 km or 61% and fuel cost savings of €5.61 per kWh or 47%.

All An Post drivers are receiving eco-driving training to ensure best practice driving in all vehicles and for all road and weather conditions.

What's next?

The company has already invested €7.5 million in its electric fleet of 212 electric vehicles and this number will exceed 900 in 2023.  All An Post’s electricity comes only from renewable resources.  

An Post’s ambition is to be the greenest postal service in Europe.This is supported by its ISO 50001 certified energy performance management system and its goal to achieve zero-emission postal deliveries around the country.

Read the SEAI's Public Sector Annual Report 2019