August 13, 2022

Who would have thought a few years in the past once we first began seeing these unusual electrical Postie trikes on our footpaths that they’d exchange the long-lasting purple Honda Postie bike?
Properly, now it’s official. 

Australia Put up representatives have instructed a parliamentary inquiry into street security that they’re on observe to have all motorbikes phased out of the fleet by 2025.

The Honda CT110 Postie bike has been used for postal deliveries because the Seventies.

They are going to be changed by Swiss-made Kyburz electrical trikes which Australia Put up says are safer, can solely attain 45km/h and are allowed on footpaths.

Nonetheless, I’ve spoken to a number of posties who say they’re harmful as a result of they will tip over on uneven footpath surfaces.

The electrical trike has a prime pace of 45km/h and might carry as much as 100 small parcels and 1200 letters at a time, three instances greater than the outdated Postie bike.

With parcels now the majority of Australia Put up’s enterprise, the writing was on the wall for the long-lasting bike.

Australia Put up started ordering the trikes to interchange the two-wheelers in 2019 after a two-month trial of three trikes in Brisbane in 2018.

That is unhealthy information for Honda, however excellent news for lovers of the bike as there ought to be so much hitting the market at cut price costs.

Nonetheless, it should ultimately result in a shortage of the favored machines.

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The Kyburz trikes are already the nation’s largest electrical automobile fleet.

Australia Put up says the trikes are safer than the normal motorbike as a result of they’re simpler to see on the street, extra steady, have elevated rider safety and decrease on-road speeds.

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Australia Put up security and wellbeing common supervisor Rod Maule instructed the inquiry the bike fleet was concerned in essentially the most accidents out of all supply autos.

He mentioned since starting of the substitute program there had been a major drop in incidents.

He claims drivers trialling the autos discovered they have been much less fatigued and extra seen to different drivers on the street.

He additionally claimed an unexpected advantage of the electrical fleet was that it attracted extra girls to affix the male dominated postal supply workforce.

The brand new trikes might be ridden/pushed in some states on automotive licences.

Australia Post postie bike electric trike eDV

Kyburz tech specs

Most pace

45km/h

Vary

as much as 100km

Electrical energy prices

CHF 0.82 / 100km

Charging time

7 – 10 hours

Dimensions (LxWxH)

265/96/179cm