The 2013 Europa theme is Postal vehicles. Aland Post 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.
In recent years, Aland Post has actively committed itself to the environment. It was environmentally certified by DNV (Det Norske Veritas) according to the ISO 14001:2004 standard in November 2011. As part of the environmental focus, Aland Post has obtained four eco-friendly cars of the type Toyota Auris Hybrid and was thus first in Finland to use full hybrid eco-cars for delivery service!
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.