PostNL using e-cargo-bikes in Utrecht

Dutch postal operator PostNL has announced it is starting to use electric delivery bikes in Utrecht.

According to PostNL, the e-cargo-bikes are delivering business mail and emptying around 150 letterboxes in Utrecht, as well as delivering parcels.

According to PostNL: “The electric carrier bike is emission-free and often faster than cars in busy city centres. By deploying electric carrier bikes, PostNL is replacing 20 car rides every day. This means 560 emission-free delivery kilometres a day, and a CO² emission reduction of approximately 35,000 kg per year. A special transfer location has been created in the Utrecht city centre, from which deliveries are made.”

As previously reported, PostNL has also been using the electric carrier bikes in the city centres of Leeuwarden and Amsterdam and in yesterday’s statement said it is “planning to deploy electric carrier bikes in about ten cities in 2018”.