New Zealand Post has been forced to pull its electric vehicles just before Christmas.
Deliveries in the lead-up to Christmas could be delayed due to the discovery of an issue with the rear suspension of three of its delivery vehicles.
The entire fleet has been stood down while an investigation into the issue is carried out
Until the issue is resolved posties would use bicycles, e-bikes, or walk where possible to deliver mail.
What are Paxsters?
Paxsters are custom-designed electric vehicles used by NZ Post. They have minimised carbon emissions, pollutants and noise associated with delivery. They’re pretty efficient, requiring a charge of only 8.4kWh per day (on average).
New Zealand has around 400 paxsters.
Regular mail services would resume as each Paxster passes its check or is repaired.