Norwegian Post has become the first European customer of the Ford Transit Connect Electric, ordering 20 units.
The all-electric van has a target range of up to 130km (about 85 miles) and is considered ideal for fleet owners with well-defined routes.
The Transit Connect Electric is the first of five new electrified vehicles Ford will sell in Europe by 2013, including the Focus Electric arriving next year.
Norwegian Post is the largest provider of mail and logistics services and the biggest employer in Norway.
“The Norwegian Post will be an environmental leader in the mail and logistics industry by taking advantage of the latest technology available,” said CEO Dag Mejdell. “[We are] taking an important step towards [our] goal of reducing 150,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.”