Iceland Post has adopted environmental policies and monitors carbon emissions by the vehicle fleet. About one-third of all postal cars in the metropolitan area are methane vehicles, and the aim is to increase such environment- friendly vehicles. The combustion of methane instead of gasoline or diesel fuel emits much less carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Eleven years ago Iceland Post started using the first methane gas vehicle.
In all automobiles GPS trackers record information on driving behavior. With them cars can be monitored in real time on a computer screen which shows the location of the cars, their speed and direction. This technology significantly improves the organization of postal services around the country. The cars on stamps are Ford Transit 350m, model 2012 and Man TGS, model 2010.
Technical Details Issue Date: 02.05.2013 Designer: Bergþóra Birgisdóttir/Sverrir Björnsson og Arnaldur Halldórsson (photos) Printer: Cartor Security Print Process: Offset Litho (CMYK) + 1 Pantone silver Size: 40 x 25,3 mm
Finland post issued a set of two postage stamps featuring past and present postal vehicles as a part of Europa 2013 series. Title: Europa 2013 – Finland Date of Issue: 6 May 2013 Denominations: 1 LK x 2