Hermes Germany tests citikar e-cargo-bikes

Berlin e-cargo-bike manufacturer citikar is working with Hermes Germany to live-road-test two e-cargo-bikes made for last and first mile parcel deliveries. Results of the trial will feed into the final design for a first and last-mile delivery e-cargo-bike built for delivery companies.

The citikar Loadster is built around the needs of parcel carriers with modular elements such as cool boxes and an additional trailer that can be flexible enough to meet the demands of delivery companies. It has a payload capacity of up to 200kg and can reach higher speeds in built up areas than diesel vans, as well as being able to get closer to certain addresses without the rider walking.

There are well understood benefits of e-cargo-bikes for last and first mile deliveries. “Especially in cities like Leipzig and Dresden with the high volume of traffic and the immense stopping density for our delivery staff, cargo bikes are simply a perfect addition to parcel delivery,” explains Martin Jugel, Last Mile Manager of the Leipzig Area at Hermes Germany.

“Due to the growing volume of deliveries, the transport of the last mile has to be completely rethought in order to develop future-proof, feasible and, above all, sustainable concepts,” says Jonas Kremer, founder and CEO of citkar. The two cargo bikes will be put to the acid test for four weeks each in the inner cities of Dresden and Leipzig. The findings are then used to further develop the cargo bike.

“We have already worked with a number of cargo bike manufacturers, to adapt the wheels even better to the CEP industry. And we just like the citkar model very much. The advantages are obvious, ”added Martin Jugel.

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