Sunday 4th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Electric trailer for on foot last mile deliveries

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Plans to develop and trial a electric powered bike and walker trailers have been put forward by a group of organisations and companies. The electric powered delivery trailers will enable packages to be delivered on foot or by bike in the last mile.

UPS will trial the prototype, which will be designed by Fernhay, Skotkonung, and The University of Huddersfield.

“Using Fernhay’s advanced technology and UPS’s years of logistics experience, we can transform the way that customers receive their parcels,” said Peter Harris, UPS director of sustainability, EMEA. “The UK is one of UPS’s leading markets in terms of environmental initiatives, and is a natural fit for the trial of this exciting venture.”

Robin Haycock, director of Fernhay said:

“Delivering increasing volumes of parcels to people in dense urban environments, whilst minimising the environmental effects and saving money, is the solution that we hope to deliver with our trailer system.”