DHL Supply Chain tests e-cargo-bike in Edinburgh

As its parent company travels slowly toward net zero carbon, DHL Supply Chain is piloting the use of e-cargo-bikes for its Edinburgh operations. The vehicle being tested is to deliver goods that do not require two-person services but do, special handling.

The trial will involve around eight drops a day with around four items in its cargo space at any one time. DHL Supply Chain selected Edinburgh as it is a hilly city with lots of narrow streets – an ideal testing ground for e-cargo-bikes where other companies have proved they excel.

The EAV e-cargo-bike has a capacity of two cubic metres and a range of close to 40 miles per charge.

Natalie Frow, vice president operations – home delivery at DHL Supply Chain, said: “With ambitious sustainability targets to hit, we’re always looking for new ways to structure the mix of our fleet to reduce overall emissions. The EAV eCargo bike has the potential to transform the way we make many home deliveries, not just in the urban environment but across the country, so we’re looking forward to seeing the results of the trial.”

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