- 17 September 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Jersey Post had brought 20 new e-bikes into its delivery fleet, taking the total to 35.
The Pedego Stretch Cargo e-bikes were trialled earlier this year, and were sourced from a local e-bike shop. Following the success of the trial, the postal operator is to retire its existing bicycle fleet and replacing those with e-cargo-bikes.
The e-bikes in question have a 50kg cargo capacity, and enables postal delivery staff to deliver heavier goods more quickly with less effort, taking some fossil fuel miles out of Jersey Post’s delivery runs too.
Niall McClure, Managing Director of Postal Operations, said: “The electric bikes are a great addition to our fleet. With the increase of parcel volumes and lead up to Christmas, these eBikes will be able to support our postal workers and provide more timely deliveries by allowing them to take more volume and weight, especially on days with full, heavy postal rounds to deliver to.”
Currently, more than half of Jersey Post’s delivery fleet is zero emissions. That is set to grow.