However, Canada Post has some unique issues with the use of electric vehicles. Because routes often start off with five miles or more of highway driving before even starting the actual delivery and pickup route, range is cut down significantly. In many parts of the country, winters are also extremely cold, causing further range issues. Azure Dynamics builds electric delivery vans, more than 150 of which have been sold to courier company Purolator. However, these vans are too large for the post office's needs. Perhaps something closer to the size of Ford's upcoming Transit Connect BEV would be more useful.
[Source: The Tyee]