Postal service testing electric powered vans

The Swedish Post, the Swedish postal service, and Vattenfall, the largest utility in Sweden, have contracted U.S.-based Electric Fuel Corp. to join the Deutsche Post AG, the German Postal Service, in a fleet test of a zinc-air battery system. The test will include three vans, one Mercedes-Benz 410 and two Opel Combos, using Electric Fuel?s batteries, which will be refueled at the Deutsche Post AG facilities in Bremen, Germany. With an operating range of 300 to 400 km, the vans will run regular postal delivery routes for the Swedish Post in Stockholm and will be tested by Vattenfall in day-to-day operations.