UPS expands zero emissions fleet in Scandinavia

As part of its general global delivery vehicle pollution reduction plans, UPS has deployed five e-cargo-bikes in Copenhagen, and one each in Stockholm and Aarhus. 

The upshot of the e-cargo-bike deployment is that UPS will now need three fewer 7.5 tonne diesel delivery vans in Denmark and one fewer in Sweden every day.

Frank Jørgensen, country manager, UPS Nordics comments: “By replacing 240 daily stops of fossil fuel vehicles in Copenhagen, 60 in Stockholm and 50 in Aarhus with eBikes, we are helping to reduce emissions and congestion in city centres. Copenhagen and Stockholm plan to be carbon-neutral cities by 2025 and 2040 respectively, and as a company looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint, we are proud to be part of this effort,”

“UPS has set itself the ambitious goal to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas emissions of its global ground operations by 12% by 2025. Increasing our use of eBikes is an important part of how we plan to achieve this goal,” he adds.

The e-cargo-bikes have a cargo box up front that has a payload capacity of up to 100kg. Community micro-hubs are nodes where the final mile deliveries go from, supplied by a truck and delivered on the final mile using the zero emissions vehicles. The packages are delivered to Kungsholmen in Stockholm, Islands Brygge, Frederiksberg, Nørrebro, and Østerbro in Copenhagen, and in the centre of Aarhus.


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