End of road for An Post’s green
A FLYING postman is
coming to your door as An Post replaces its small
familiar green vans with new white models.
The new mini-vans feature a graphic on the side of
the vehicle varying from a flying postman, a surfing
postman to a running postman.
Some 400 of the new vans are already on the road -
including parts of Inishowen - with a total of 500
to be in use by the end of the year. The company
recycles its small vans every three to four years
and the entire fleet of green will eventually be
"The flying postman graphic has been around for
years on our parcel vans but this is the first time
we have used it on our smaller postal vans,” said a
"In future all the new small vans coming on stream
will be white and the green vans will be phased
The new white mini-vans have so far been seen in the
The new An Post vans with the 'flying
An Post has one of the
largest fleets in the country with some 2,700
vehicles ranging from small vans to articulated
lorries. The company uses more than 7.5 million
litres of diesel every year with last year's fuel
bill coming in at a whopping €10 million.
Meanwhile, An Post and Renault Ireland are trialling
electrically-powered vans on a number of postal
routes in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
The trial is designed to compare the fuel
efficiency, maintenance costs and performance of the
electric Renault Kangoo ZE mini van with its
traditional diesel counterpart.