Aland has chosen to feature a Toyota Auris Hybrid delivery car. Being a silent-running model with no combustion when standing, this eco-friendly car offers several advantages for the environment.Two advantages of the Auris are that it can be obtained with the steering wheel placed to the right and offers good ergonomics for mail delivery purposes. To emphasize the eco-friendliness, the cars were taped with a decoration illustrating growing green grass. The cars are used for delivery in various parts of Mariehamn.
In some delivery districts, the Post also makes us of electric bicycles, an even more eco-friendly alternative than cars. One of the advantages of e-bikes is that heavier loads of mail can be loaded on the bicycle without adding physical strain on the mail delivery person. An electric automatic transmission starts working when the bicyclist starts pedalling the e-bike, hence facilitating the work. Technical Details Issue Date: 06.05.2013 Designer: Kjell Söderlund Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps Process: 4-colour offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 36.25 x 31.5 mm Values: €1.00
P&TLuxembourg, which already uses low fuel consumption vehicles, intends to gradually introduce electric vehicles, such as the Renault Kangoo on the € 0.85 stamp, into its vehicle fleet. A second stamp of € 0.60 shows the Citroën 2 CV AZU, used by the Luxembourg postal service at the beginning of the 1960s.In March, an authentic 2 CV AZU in the historic colours of the postal service joined P&TLuxembourg’s collection of historic vehicles. Technical Details Printer: Offset lithography, Cartor Security Printing SA, La Loupe (F) Process: Dechmann Communication, Luxembourg (L) Colours: 4 Colours Size: 31.50 x 40 mm Values: 0.60, 0.85